There are some familiar faces in this movie to be sure: Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms, for instance, and the ubiquitous Michael Pollan. There are the horrifying images (and reality) of feedlots and mass-produced … you name it. But there are also uplifting stories of people–farmers, business people, policy makers–who are taking a stand and getting creative to change things. One person I’m particularly interested in learning more about is Will Allen, the founder of Growing Power, who’s empowering urban communities across the country to feed themselves through farming/gardening.
You can find FRESH screenings across the US. Or you can host your own. Anyone in Sonoma County interested? I’d love to see the whole shebang.
In the meantime, you can watch trailers and snippets here.