To Which We Belong

Our Place on Earth

USA, Short Documentary, 2020, 11 min

In the words of Barb Iverson: “2020’s been tough.” Iverson Family Farms in Woodburn, Oregon, did not escape the devastation for which 2020 is quickly becoming infamous. After the loss of the family patriarch to cancer, the Iverson family discovered a unique opportunity: growing hemp for Charlotte’s Web. Hemp extract gave the Iversons 42 days of quality time with their father before he passed. Now they grow the plant themselves. For him, for their community, for their farms, for the future.

Directed by Jeremy Seifert, Malek Asfeer

To Which We Belong

USA, Feature Documentary, 2021, 89 min

Years of industrialized agriculture have been a major contributor to climate change. But now there’s hope, as a new generation of farmers and ranchers seek to rebuild their businesses and their planet by embracing the interconnectedness of living things. On land long depleted by single crops, Trey Hill fills the fields with colorful tangles of plant life, reviving the soil and bringing new richness to the harvest. In Mexico, Alejandro Carrillo practices revolutionary techniques in cattle herding, carving out space for wildlife to thrive again. And off the coast of Connecticut, Bren Smith re-seeds the ocean with kelp, mussels, oysters and scallops, restoring ravaged ecosystems. These unsung heroes just might save their livelihoods—and our world itself. In this time of turmoil, it might be the best news you receive all year.

Directed by Pamela Tanner Boll

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