Watch “The Last Harvest” @ SXSW

On March 15, 2022, Food Tank will screen “The Last Harvest,” a film which offers a rare glimpse into the critical labor shortage problem in the agricultural industry. The post-screening panel discussion will feature Soren Bjorn, President of Driscoll’s of the Americas and Food Tank President Danielle Nierenberg. 

Watch “The Ants & the Grasshopper” @ SXSW

On March 15, 2022, Food Tank will screen “The Ants & the Grasshopper” a documentary about Anita Chitaya’s journey from Malawi to California to the White House as she meets climate skeptics and despairing farmers. A post-screening panel discussion will feature Co-Director Raj Patel and Dr. Karen Magid from Huston-Tillotson University.

Watch “Man in the Field” @ SXSW

On March 14, 2022, Food Tank will screen “Man in the Field” a documentary that profiles pioneering artist and chef Jim Denevan, founder of Outstanding in the Field. A post-screening panel discussion will feature Director Patrick Trefz and Food Tank President Danielle Nierenberg.

Watch “Gather” @ SXSW

On March 14, 2022, Food Tank will screen “Gather,” an intimate portrait of the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities through food sovereignty, while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide. A post-screening panel discussion will feature A-dae Romero-Briones and Danielle Nierenberg. 

Food-Film Watch Parties @ SXSW

On March 14 and 15, 2022, Food Tank’s Nourishing America Tour will stop in Austin, Texas, at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival for food-focused film screenings, delicious snacks, and fireside chats. The films “Gather,” “Man in the Field,” “Last Harvest,” and “Ants and the Grasshopper” will be featured.

Film Festival Highlights Small-Scale Farmers’ Collaboration Across Africa and South America

Farmers highlight several new techniques they developed to improve the health of their crops and communities.

Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance Honors Seed Rematriation Through Short Film

Seed Mother: Coming Home honors the importance of seeds and the communities from which they originated.

FoodxFilm Festival 2021: Art + Food = Responsibility?

The FoodxFilm Festival aims to address the future of food both in terms of scarcity and abundance with an eye toward building sustainability, fairness, and systems transformation. During the festival, Food Tank’s president Danielle Nierenberg will moderate a panel with filmmakers to discuss the intersection of food and filmmaking.

Dutch Artist Highlights the Beauty of Agriculture

Daan Roosegaarde’s installation uses UV light technology to inspire an appreciation of the agricultural system.

Instagram Live: Steve Sakala

Steve Sakala is a farmer and sustainability expert advocating for the value of hemp and small-scale regenerative agriculture. He is a co-founder of Mana Artisan Botanics, a CBD wellness company committed to regenerative agriculture, the local economy, and community wellness. Mana Botanics recently partnered with rePurpose Global to go plastic-negative and is leading the way for cannabis industries to support a healthier environment. His farm, Honaunau Farm, hosts education opportunities for visitors to learn about sustainability, regenerative agriculture, cannabis, and more.

We’re going to talk about his recent partnership with rePurpose Global, how other cannabis companies can follow suit, the environmental issues surrounding the cannabis industry, Mana as a triple bottom line company, the benefits of hemp farming and hemp as an alternative etc.

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