The votes are in, and the winners of the Food and Farming Film Competition are . . . all of us!
Organized by writer and activist Anna Lappé’s Real Food Media project, the competition, a virtual film festival of brief (four minutes or less) documentaries about farming, the environment, and community, attracted more than 150 submissions from 25 states and the District of Columbia and four countries. Judges included Alice Waters, Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser, and Robert Kenner. The five winners were announced this week and deal with everything from inner city gardening in the Bronx to hog raising in North Carolina to organic oregano farming in Mexico, but they are united by one theme: It can be done!
You can view all five winning films at Real Food Media’s site. They are thought provoking, moving, and truly inspiring.
Do yourself favor. Check them out.