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Directed by Elaine Velazquez

Gaining Ground tells personal stories of farmers making extraordinary changes in their farming practices to feed their local communities sustainably grown produce and grains. Interweaving experiences of urban farmer-activists in inner city Richmond, California, a small family farm in rural Oregon, and a large farm in the Willamette Valley, the film personalizes class, gender, race, and environmental justice issues by rooting them within narratives of compelling individuals.

While a sober look at the obstacles to creating change, Velazquez still points the way toward hope through action on a personal, local, and global scale.  Thank you to KBOO for co-sponsoring this screening.