We want you to join the regenerative agriculture movement! One exciting way to do that is voting at the box office by coming out to one of these extraordinary films in your area (the dates below are for Asheville, North Carolina screenings, but check the respective links for theaters near you).
Join Moms Across America for a series of thought-provoking screenings that delve into the threats to the food supply, sustainability, and protecting our families from toxic agrichemicals.
1. "Into the Weeds" - October 3 in Asheville, NC
Follow the inspiring story of Lee Johnson's fight for justice against agrochemical giant Monsanto (now Bayer). The film is Into the Weeds: Dewayne Lee Johnson vs. Monsanto Company, directed by award winning internationally celebrated director Jennifer Baichwal. Into the Weeds follows groundskeeper Dewayne “Lee” Johnson and his fight for justice against Monsanto (now Bayer). Johnson’s case was the first to go to trial in a series of lawsuits involving tens of thousands of plaintiffs claiming Monsanto’s weed killer Roundup, or its industrial counterpart Ranger Pro, contributed to their cancer. The film follows this groundbreaking trial, while also stepping back to consider the systemic effects of the world’s most widely used herbicide. Learn more about the event and reserve your spot here.
2. "Common Ground" - October 6-12th in Asheville, NC
"Common Ground" is the riveting sequel to the hit documentary "Kiss the Ground." Explore the pioneers of the "Regenerative Agriculture Movement" who are changing the way we produce food. This film uncovers the interplay of money, power, and politics in our food system and offers a path to transform it into "Regenerative Agriculture." Discover the sustainable future of food.
You can purchase tickets to Common Ground Super events here. Don’t see a showing near you? Check the link again later as theaters and events are being added on an ongoing basis. If you still don’t see your location and want to help, Just follow this link and request that Common Ground be shown in your area. Learn more about the event and reserve your spot here.
3. "Children of the Vine" - November 1 in Asheville
Join us for a special screening of "Children of the Vine," a captivating documentary that explores the relationship between food, health, and the environment.
Reposted: CHILDREN OF THE VINE is a deeply unsettling investigation into the controversial herbicide Roundup and its impact on public health. With 3.6 billion pounds of Roundup sprayed annually on crops grown in the U.S., CHILDREN OF THE VINE couldn’t be more timely. At the center of this controversy is glyphosate, the primary active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup. How did glyphosate become so pervasive that it’s in our air, water, soil, food and routinely found in our bodies? And why are countries banning Roundup while U.S. farmers use more of it than any other country in the world? From America’s heartland in Lone Jack, Missouri, to Bakersfield, California, award winning filmmaker Brian Lilla speaks with both farmers who depend on Roundup and those who are paying the ultimate price for spraying it. In the end, CHILDREN OF THE VINE reveals a growing movement of organic, biodynamic and regenerative land management practices that are positively affecting agriculture and the environment.
Moms Across America Editor’s Note: Moms Across America's Executive Director, Zen Honeycutt, will be featured on a panel with scientist Paul J. Mills at the screening in Asheville, North Carolina on November 1.
Immerse yourself in this eye-opening film that sheds light on the vital connection between what we eat and our well-being. “Currently we are executing a national screening campaign and are collaborating with NGO's such as Non-Toxic Neighborhoods and the Center For Biological Diversity to inform audiences and inspire change to current policies that support synthetic pesticide use,” said the film’s director, Brian Lilla. Official Site & Trailer.
Asheville Event Information: November 1, 2023 / 6:00 PM A-B Tech Community College / Ferguson Auditorium 340 Victoria Road, Asheville, NC 28801
Ticket information coming soon.
Moms Across America is most grateful to these three impactful films that shed light on these critical topics. Don't miss these opportunities to learn, be inspired and make a difference in your home and community.