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.
Appears in: Northwest Tracking January – March 2017