The Organic Life

  • The Trouble with Bread The Trouble with Bread

Showings

Throckmorton Theatre Sat, Oct 5, 2013 3:15 PM
Film Info
Section:Valley of the Docs
Active Cinema
Country:US
Year:2013
Running Time:60
Language:English
Director:Casey Beck
Producer:Ryan White
Screenwriter:Braden Marks
Sara Ataiiyan
Casey Beck
Cinematographer:Casey Beck
Editor:Kevin D. Wong
Martín Rossetti
Cast:Casey Beck
Austin Blair
Print Source:Awkway Productions LLC

Description

World Premiere

Despite unpredictable weather, backbreaking work and scant financial margins, Austin Blair remains passionate about providing good food to his family and community. Casey Beck offers an intimate look at what keeps her man devoted to the hard life of an organic farmer. As assistant farmer at Paul’s Produce in Sonoma, Austin learns from Paul Wirtz about traditional, sustainable ways of working with the soil as a living organism within a greater ecosystem. This feast for the senses takes us through four seasons on the farm, following the rhythms of nature and revealing the attendant challenges and joys of locally oriented, sustainable agriculture. Austin’s satisfaction in doing what he loves every day, collaborating with the earth by leading a life more fully connected to it, becomes a teaching on true abundance.

—Carol Harada



PRESENTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH LOCAL HARVEST AND CELIAC COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

Included Shorts

The Trouble with Bread (26min) More

Additional Information

For the past nine years, Casey Beck has been directing and producing independent documentary films, highlighting otherwise untold stories. Since 2004, she has directed and produced both short and feature length documentaries, including: Fleeting Home, a short film highlighting the difficulties of Sudanese refugees in Nairobi, Kenya; Mongolia: Land Without Fences, which aired as a FRONTLINE/World "Rough Cut" in 2007; and the award-winning The Rising Tide: Kiribati, which detailed the effects of global warming on Kiribati, a small island developing nation in the Central Pacific. In 2008, Casey received a Fulbright grant to produce a feature length documentary in Buenos Aires, Argentina.