Not exactly a community film - but there is so much overlap between the
lives of John and Molly and their volunteers and real life in
intentional community - and the film is so amazing that we were happy
to add it to our shop.
Content: John and Molly give up their regular life in Los Angeles to
live their dream of owning their own farm. We accompany the two of them
for over ten years on their courageous, sometimes rocky path and
experience how a parched and fallow piece of land awakens to diverse
new life through regenerative agriculture. As John is a
filmmaker/cameraman, alongside the almost unbelievable story of
repeated failures and successes, the result is a cinematic masterpiece
that you immediately want to show to someone else (including your
I have heard some criticism of the film from the permaculture
community, as John and Molly have obviously managed to raise a lot of
money for their experiment, which is not available to every
permaculture project - but I find the message that this is possible
much more important and inspiring than such reservations.
Make sure to check out "The Story of Chris" in the "Extras" of the DVD.