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JOY, HOPE, AND OPTIMISM ON A CHANGED PLANET

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COMMON GROUND

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PLEASE NOTE THE VENUE & DATE CHANGE!

NOW SHOWING FEBRUARY 1ST, 2024, 6:00 PM
Location:  HOOD RIVER CINEMA
S, 5 5th STREET, HOOD RIVER, OR

ABOUT THE FILM

COMMON GROUND is the sweeping and uplifting story of the pioneers of the “Regenerative Movement” who are forgoing the toxic seeds and sprays pushed by Big Ag in order to produce tremendous quantities of nutritionally dense food while bringing our entire ecosystem back to life.

SYNOPSIS

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 in the front lines of the sustainable food movement, COMMON GROUND unveils a dark web of money, power, and politics behind our broken food system. The film reveals how racist 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.

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Director's Statement

Josh Tickell

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Rebecca Tickell

We wrote Common Ground as a love letter to our children. In a very real sense, the film is an urgent call to action and a plan for how we can save the future, heal our climate, and fix our broken food system – all through regenerative agriculture.


If fixing some of the world’s most vexing problems through a new way of farming seems a tall order, consider this: farming is the primary way we interact with planetary ecosystems. Taken together, farms and ranches represent the largest biome on planet Earth (approximately 10 billion acres globally). Because of its vast scale, agriculture is the key to unlocking so many of the issues we face as a species today.

  • DIRECTORS JOSH TICKELL, REBECCA TICKELL

  • WRITERS JOSH TICKELL, REBECCA TICKELL, JOHNNY O’HARA

  • PRODUCERS REBECCA TICKELL, JOSH TICKELL, ERIC DILLON

  • EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS BILL AND LAURIE BENENSON, JAN ELLISON BASZUCKI, JOHN PAUL DEJORIA, PAMELA GREEN, GEORGE AND GLORIANA GUND, JULIAN LENNON, MELONY AND ADAM LEWIS, CHRISTOPHER LINDSTROM, ANNIE RONEY, REGINA K. SCULLY, IAN SOMERHALDER

  • CO-PRODUCERS CORINNE BOURDEAU, PAUL COHEN, RYLAND ENGELHART, FINIAN MAKEPEACE, SUSAN ROCKEFELLER, JOHN ROULAC

  • EDITORS RYAN A. NICHOLS, ANTHONY ELLISON

  • CINEMATOGRAPHERS JOAQUIM PUJOL, SIMON BALDERAS

  • MUSIC JIM FAIRCHILD, JACOB SNIDER

  • CAST LAURA DERN, JASON MOMOA, ROSARIO DAWSON, WOODY HARRELSON, IAN SOMERHALDER, DONALD GLOVER

  • FESTIVALS

  • 2023: TRIBECA (WORLD PREMIERE)

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