Regenerative film ‘Common Ground’ to release documentary version for children

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Jason Momoa in 'Common Ground'
Jason Momoa in 'Common Ground.' Photo Courtesy of 'Common Ground'

“Common Ground” will release a 45-minute documentary version for children this fall. #Powerjournalist Markos Papadatos hast the scoop.

This is the sequel to “Kiss the Ground” that reached millions of children in schools worldwide, is now available at no charge for educators in a 45 minute documentary. It can be pre-ordered with a curriculum at their official website for Fall delivery. The film emphasizes solutions to our climate crisis and addresses topics such as Regeneration, Social Justice, and Food Sovereignty.

The curriculum features topical chapters ranging from 5-12 minutes long, focused on diving deeper into regenerative models of agriculture, aiming to restore our soil, nourish our health, and provide context on industrial agriculture. See the trailer.

This Earth Day, and every day, soil is our common ground! See the hopeful award-winning documentary Common Ground that shares directly from farmers, leaders, and advocates about how regenerative agriculture can rebuild soil health, sequester carbon, produce chemical-free food, and restore health and biodiversity in farm and food systems.

Playing in select theaters across 75+ cities nationwide, one day only, April 22, 2024! Watch the extended Earth Day edition of the film, including a Q&A featuring filmmakers and special guests, and witness the hope of this growing movement. Common Ground is Directed by Josh and Rebecca Tickell and features Narrators Rosario Dawson, Laura Dern, Donald Glover, Woody Harrelson, Jason Momoa, and Ian Somerhalder.

The film features interviews with regenerative farmers, ranchers, scientists, leaders, allies and beyond, including: Gabe Brown, Rick Clark, Jonathan Lundgren Ph.D, Mark Hyman M.D., Kara Brewer Boyd, Ray Archuleta, Allejandro Carillo, Carey Gillam, Leah Penniman, and Robyn O’Brien.

By fusing journalistic expose’ with deeply personal stories from those in the front lines of the sustainable food movement, Common Ground is the highly anticipated sequel to Kiss the Ground, the film profiles a hopeful and uplifting movement of white, black, and indigenous farmers who are using alternative “regenerative” models of agriculture that could balance the climate, save our health, and stabilize America’s economy – before it’s too late.

This Earth Day, April 22, 2024, the award-winning documentary film ‘Common Ground’ (follow-up to Kiss the Ground) presents a Nationwide Super Screening in select AMC and independent theaters across 75+ cities. Join the 100 Million Acres Club, a Common Ground impact project to support the transition of 100 million acres into certified regenerative systems by 2025, a critical “tipping point” of just over 10% of the 900 million acres of range and farmland in the United States. Let’s challenge farmers and ranchers, as well as the companies that use their products, to make the pledge to go regenerative.

Together, we can do this! For the climate, for our soils, for our farmers, and for the future. 100millionacres.org Common Ground received the Tribeca Film Festival’s 2023 Human/Nature Award, “…a prize established to amplify a film that exemplifies solution-oriented environmental storytelling,” and was also in the Top 10 Limited Release Documentaries of 2023. It’s received the Boston Film Festival EcoFilm Award, and Mass Impact Award, and 16 other awards including Best Documentary Audience Award from Palm Springs International Film Festival, ‘Best Documentary Feature’ from Environmental Media Association, and the Cinema for Peace “International Green Film Award 2024.”

To learn more about “Common Ground,” check out its official website.