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Occupy the Farm (2014)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 7 November 2014 (USA)
OCCUPY THE FARM tells the story of a community's fight to save public land for urban farming. When 200 farmers march to the gates of the last farmland in the urban East Bay near Oakland, ... See full summary »

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Todd Darling
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OCCUPY THE FARM tells the story of a community's fight to save public land for urban farming. When 200 farmers march to the gates of the last farmland in the urban East Bay near Oakland, they don't carry signs protesting University of California's plans to build a shopping center. Instead, they carry tents, tools and 15,000 seedlings. They clip the padlock off the gate and march onto the fields. What happens next will change the fate of the land and introduce a new strategy for activism. From tilling soil and watering vegetables to police raids, from lawsuits to overflowing harvests, OCCUPY THE FARM reveals a resourceful, creative, and determined community responding with direct action to a serious social need: access to healthy food. Written by Anonymous

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What the hands do, the heart learns.

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Great film...suspense, drama, fun, and all true!
10 November 2014 | by jgclayartSee all my reviews

We really, really liked this film. Highly entertaining while presenting a true life David and Goliath story...urban farmers vs University of California Berkeley. This film was very well-done, complex, thoughtful...and fun. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. Of utmost importance is that the filming started at the very beginning of the story and then follows along the participants on both sides (both the Davids and the Goliath) as the real-life drama unfolds over a couple of years. Although the film is very fun...and very funny at times...it also raises important issues about the role of public universities in our changing economy and the ways in which these public institutions are becoming increasingly privatized, serving corporate interests (because corporations can put up lots of money while public funding has diminished). I most highly recommend it.


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