An inspiration film about the recent occupation of UC Berkeley land that saved 10 acres from the clutches of privatization. This film is still in theaters but we are hosting a FREE SCREENING in the Open University in Wheeler Hall!
OCCUPY THE FARM tells the inspiring story of a community taking direct action to create a healthier and more just food system and question the stewardship of a precious resource: publicly owned urban farmland.
200 farmers occupy a last piece of farmland in California’s urban East Bay, plant 15,000 seedlings to feed the community and disrupt plans to build a shopping mall. What happens next will change the fate of the land and reveal a new strategy for activism.
From tilling soil to police raids, from lawsuits to overflowing harvests, OCCUPY THE FARM reveals a resourceful, creative, and determined community as it fights against the privatization of the land and responds with direct action to a serious social need: access to healthy food.
The Village Voice calls OCCUPY THE FARM “riveting from the start” and this true story will inspire your community in the power of people working together to make a profound difference. Please share to support!
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