“Farming is an activism for a way of life that is endangered,” declares GROW! That’s not only because most of us are disconnected from our food, but because, in 2010, the average age of a farmer in Georgia was 57.
GROW! Movie Trailerhttp://vimeo.com/27050341
Filmmakers Christine Anthony and Owen Masterson
managed to find a handful of aspirational, if landless, young people who’ve put aside their impressive degrees in philosophy, history, chemistry, medicine and more, to pursue hands-on, risky careers building sustainable farms. Their objective is simple: to grow clean, fair food and to make a living. But the work is hard.
Anthony-Masterson’s 50-minute film, GROW! is their story. The film itself is an activism, created by Anthony and Masterson just a few years after they moved to Georgia and discovered how difficult it was to find sources for buying locally grown food. Through a relationship with Georgia Organics
, they eventually found about a dozen young people who represent the future of farming across the state. Over the course of one growing season Anthony-Masterson show’s us, beautifully, their challenges and accomplishments.
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, or arrange to host your own.Meet the farmers
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