A special conversation with Adetoro Makinde (co-director/producer), Bridget Besaw (director), and Germaine Jenkins (urban farmer) of Rooted, a documentary film about food apartheid in America coming out this fall. The film follows the story of Germaine Jenkins, a rising star activist and urban farmer in Charleston, South Carolina and her 5 year quest to gain ownership of the .8 parcel of land where her urban farm Fresh Future Farm sits. The film tracks Germaine’s battle against massive obstacles—physical, racial, legal, political, and systemic—as she petitions Charleston’s local government to either extend her farm’s lease or give her ownership of the plot.
A new film, A Reckoning in Boston, explores the development of Boston’s first urban farming co-op and the racist and misogynistic structures that oppress communities of color.
“Estella Scrooge: A Christmas Carol with a Twist” – a modern take on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol – premiered this month. Together with Streaming Musicals, the film’s producers are donating a portion of proceeds to support Food Tank.
Join FAO North America in their discussion on “Gather:” a film exploring Native American resilience and the path to reclaiming Native food systems.
Documentary exposing the history of racism and sexism in American farming features woman-led Rise & Root Farm
“A promise we made to Todd, a rescue dog who died a few years ago, forced us out of the city and into our dream life as farmers. A rather curious story which is better explained in the film.”