Reprinted from: https://commongroundfilm.org/press-news/
From Kiss the Ground filmmakers Rebecca and Josh Tickell, Common Ground, narrated by Laura Dern, presents an urgent message about the poisonous practices within American food systems. At the forefront of this plight are the farmers and families who have lived through tragedy and illness at the hands of government policies that favor Big Ag and big profits. In acknowledging how racism has forged today’s farming industry, regenerative farmers are returning to pre-colonial practices pioneered by indigenous and Black farmers to restore soil, keep Americans alive, and leave a legacy for generations to follow.
Moms Across America (MAA)’s executive director, Zen Honeycutt will be going live on the red carpet tomorrow, Sunday, June 11, at 1PM EST on Facebook. “I am honored to have a part in this film that champions Regenerative Organic farmers. It’s a dream come true to see such progress.”
“The moment we’ve been working so hard for is happening next week!”, said RebeccaTickell.
Common Ground will be premiering to sold-out theaters and with much buzz. The first clip from the film will drop on the Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday. “We’ve been racing around the clock to finish the film and are delivering it to Tribeca today,” said the film’s director/producer, Rebecca Tickell. By next week, the social channels and website CommonGroundFilm.Org will be up and running and you will be able to share the website and poster.
The mission: to Regenerate 100M Acres to Regenerative Agriculture in North America and to reach billions of people with the message of the film.
Common Ground emphasizes the need to face the reality of our food systems and how profits and power are the driving force behind them. This issue affects all Americans, from the soil we stand on to the toxic air we breathe. Fighting against agrochemical business in favor of regenerative farming is presented as a clear, bipartisan necessity for the health of our country, its people, and our collective future.––Daniela Leal Common Ground is the recipient of the 2023 Human/Nature Award, a prize established to amplify a film that best exemplifies solution-oriented environmental storytelling. Common Ground is the highly anticipated sequel to the juggernaut success documentary, Kiss the Ground, which touched over 1 billion people globally and inspired the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to put $20 billion toward soil health. By fusing journalistic expose’ with deeply personal stories from those on the front lines of the food movement, Common Ground unveils a dark web of money, power, and politics behind our broken food system. The film reveals how unjust practices forged our current farm system in which farmers of all colors are literally dying to feed us. The film profiles a hopeful and uplifting movement of white, black, and indigenous farmers who are using alternative “regenerative” models of agriculture that could balance the climate, save our health, and stabilize America’s economy – before it’s too late.