Later this month, we’re heading to Dallas for EarthX 2018, which is a gathering of citizens, educators, businesses, nonprofits and global leaders at the world’s largest environmental exposition, conference and film festival. Farm Aid is thrilled to screen our film, Homeplace Under Fire, as part of Common Ground Community Dinner: A Celebration of Food, Film and Community. It’s more than just a film screening – join us for a farm-fresh dinner, live music and a conversation with Farm Aid’s farm advocate Joe Schroeder.
Common Ground Community Dinner
What: Along with local farmers, ranchers and eaters, we’ll celebrate the story of food and shine a light on the heroes who grow it. Join us for dinner and live music followed by screenings of Homeplace Under Fire and 100,000 Beating Hearts.
When: Wednesday, April 18 from 6:30pm – 10:30pm
Where: Mudhen Meat & Greens at The Dallas Farmers Market, 900 S Harwood St., Dallas, TX 75201
Tickets: $52, which includes dinner, beer, wine, entertainment and two films. 10% of ticket proceeds go to Grow North Texas and $1 of every ticket sold supplies three meals for the North Texas Food Bank. The $52 price represents the 52% decrease in farm income since 2013.
Homeplace Under Fire
We’re excited for another screening of Homeplace Under Fire, a documentary film produced by Farm Aid and directed by Charles D. Thompson, Jr. The film tells the story of the frontline, grassroots work of American farm advocates and their thirty-year fight to keep family farmers on the land.
The Farm Crisis of the 1980s drove hundreds of thousands of family farmers into foreclosure. Yet, out of that crisis arose a legion of farm advocates who have refused to stand idly by and watch their way of life go up in flames.
Ordinary Americans taught themselves extraordinary skills. As fellow farmers, farm wives, and rural leaders, they studied laws and regulations, started hotlines, answered farmers’ calls from their kitchen tables, counseled their neighbors, and went toe-to-toe with lenders – giving their all to keep neighbors on their land.
Homeplace Under Fire celebrates these advocates and their remarkable work. Thousands of farmers are alive and on their land today because of them. As Willie Nelson says in the film, these advocates are the best of America.