EN NUESTRAS MANOS [IN OUR HANDS] (coming soon)
‘En Nuestras Manos’ [‘In Our Hands’] is about small-scale farmers and backyard gardeners feeding their communities at the dawn of climate change. Shot on over 40 farms and gardens in 7 countries, this 9-part documentary series focuses on a close-knit network of farmers and teachers who’ve been busy training others in the biointensive method. This technique is a synthesis of sustainable farming practices influenced by the collected wisdom of history’s most successful civilizations; it requires no heavy machinery, no chemicals and generates compost. From person to person, workshop by workshop this knowledge has propelled a cross-cultural, open-source agricultural revolution set to play a major role in mitigating climate change.
Filmed and edited by Matt Anderson (‘Fall and Winter’, SXSW 2013), this intimate portrait of a burgeoning global movement brings you into the garden and uncovers the fundamentals of running a sustainable food system at any scale. Learn what principles make the biointensive method work and witness flourishing farms in completely revived ecosystems. See examples across the planet where this method is improving the fertility of the land, feeding families and generating income, all while sequestering carbon out of the atmosphere. Empower yourself by learning how to turn scarcity into abundance.
The answer is beneath our feet, and the future is in our hands.
This film was made possible by a grant from Patagonia.