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Symphony of the Soil - An Artistic Examination of Our Relationship With Soil
Drawing from ancient knowledge and cutting-edge science, SYMPHONY OF THE SOIL is an artistic exploration of the miraculous substance: soil. By understanding the elaborate relationships and mutuality between soil, water, the atmosphere, plants and animals, we come to appreciate the…
Food Choices - How Our Diet Affects the Environment
This is a different kind of movie about food. Unlike several other documentaries of the genre that often focus on singular aspects and issues related to food, this feature length film takes a broader look and explores the impact that…
Polyfaces - Food Without Chemicals: From Family Farm to Table
Set in the stunning Shenandoah Valley in northern Virginia, Polyface Farm is run by "the world's most innovative farmer" and uses no chemicals and feeds over 6,000 families and many restaurants and food outlets within a 3 hour 'foodshed.' A…
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The Bullish Farmer - One Man's Journey from the Stock Market to the Farmer's Market
The film encapsulates one man's journey from the stock market to the farmer's market, and his tenacious desire to make local food the future -- one bite at a time. Once a successful Wall Street banker, John Ubaldo quit his…
Ingredients - The Local Food Movement Takes Root
As American food nears a state of crisis, Ingredients explores a thriving local food movement where community, food-safety, and flavor are commonplace. A feature-length documentary narrated by Bebe Neuwirth, the film takes us across the United States, from the urban…
Seeds of Time - Saving Our Food Supply in the Face of Climate Change
The clock is ticking on one of the greatest potential disasters in the history of our species and one man leads a worldwide crusade to avert it. Crop diversity pioneer Cary Fowler travels the world, educating the public about the…
Open Sesame - The Story of Seeds
An emotional film that illuminates what is at stake and what can be done to protect the source of nearly all our food. Providing the basis for everything from fabric to food to fuels, seeds are as essential to life…
Sourlands - The Fight for Sustainability
From award-winning journalist Jared Flesher comes Sourlands, a provocative tale of ecology, energy, and agriculture. In the Sourlands of New Jersey, a rampaging deer herd, invasive plants, and wholesale habitat destruction threaten the local ecosystem. Farmers in the surrounding valley…
Seeds of Change
Episode 4 of Food Forward
PBS
Seeds represent hope, a new beginning. Amid battles over GMO crops and monocultures that dominate American farmlands, FOOD FORWARD travels to meet seed savers pursuing grassroots alternatives. From the dry deserts of Arizona to corn and soybean growers in Iowa…
Urban Agriculture Across America
Episode 1 of Food Forward
PBS
Learn how the explosion of urban agriculture is revitalizing local economies and creating jobs.
Fishmeat - Choose Your Farm Wisely
Two friends, Ted Caplow (an ecological engineer) and Andy Danylchuk (a fish ecologist) are concerned by how little consumers know about the farm-raised fish they buy. They set out to define sustainable aquaculture in Turkey to see how it could…
Written on Water
Written On Water focuses on the Ogallala Aquifer and examines the conflicts, politics, economics and groundwater depletion in the High Plains region. Farmers and communities survive on the precious waters of the Aquifer, yet it is being depleted at alarming…
Ciclovida Lifecycle - Sowing the Seeds of Change in Brazil
This feature-length documentary pedals alongside a group of small farmers from Brazil who bicycle over 6,000 miles across the South American continent. They use the year of travel to exchange natural seeds, songs, and ideas about new ways of relating…
The U.S. of Agriculture
Episode 14 of Food Forward
PBS
From the Founding Farmers to the modern Farm Bill, what has 200 years of progress brought to the table? More food at lower prices for sure, but also food fights over the environment, hunger, nutrition and waste. In this opening…
Wild Food, I Think I Love You
Episode 13 of Food Forward
PBS
Once upon a time, wild food was all there was. If you didn't pick it, catch it or kill it, you didn't eat. That's all changed, of course, but what have we lost in our move from the wilderness that…
Voices of Transition
Voices of Transition examines the danger posed to agricultural production by energy and resource scarcity. It depicts organic agricultural alternatives in France, the Transition Towns movement (showcasing a Transition Town and community garden in England), and urbanised food production in…
Go Fish!
Episode 2 of Food Forward
PBS
By mid-century, 90 percent of the world's commercial fish may be tapped out. But we're not sunk yet. FOOD FORWARD sets sail with a different breed of fishermen who make their living on the water while treading lightly upon it.…
SOS: Save Our Soil
Episode 5 of Food Forward
PBS
The top six inches of soil are the most precious, but least understood, ecosystem on earth -- yet we continue to treat soil like dirt. FOOD FORWARD gets down and dirty with large-scale Midwestern composters, California carbon farmers reversing climate…
Modern Milk
Episode 6 of Food Forward
PBS
American dairy is undergoing a renaissance. A cottage industry of dairy farmers, cheese makers and creameries is creating delicious alternatives to industrial milk. In this episode, meet West Coast raw milk revolutionaries, Vermont cheese entrepreneurs making serious cheddar, and ice…
Make Food, Not Waste
Episode 11 of Food Forward
PBS
Americans throw away 34 million tons of food each year. That's like tossing a quarter of the groceries we buy directly into the trash. But where some see garbage, others find green gold. FOOD FORWARD explores the secret life of…