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Directed by Monica Murray, Chris Holmes

Oregon 2018 70 mins.

“Local food production is the future of farming. As far as I’m concerned, the industrialization of our food production system has resulted in horrible and unintended consequences,” says Dr. Jonathan Lundgren, a research entomologist and one of three main subjects in this new film by from Oregon filmmakers Monica Murray and Chris Holmes. The other voices, Gail Fuller, a third generation farmer working in soil conservation, and Cameron Winery’s John Paul, share their own findings in practicing sustainable food cultivation and conservation of natural resources. Broken into three sections—science, soil, and water—each part explores the risks taken and trials endured as each forges a new path towards a better future in the face of corporate and government forces. Murray and Holmes will be on hand to present and talk about their film. Join the filmmakers for a reception prior to the film at 6pm. 

Light fare by Local tastes Better catering in association with Our Table Cooperative. Wine by Cameron. Beer by Rogue. 


Genres: Documentary

The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.