‘Common Ground’ Doc Trailer About Regenerative Farming in America
by Alex Billington
September 22, 2023
“Let’s prioritize the farmer!” Yes! Join in and support them and buy from the good ones. An official trailer has debuted for a documentary film called Common Ground, the definitive doc about the Save Our Soil movement. It’s a follow-up to the massive successful doc Kiss the Ground (from 2020) about “Regenerative Agriculture”. Narrated by Laura Dern, the film presents an urgent message about the poisonous practices within American food systems. At the forefront are the farmers & families who have lived through tragedy & illness at the hands of government policies that favor Big Ag and big profits. In acknowledging how racism has forged today’s farming industry, regenerative farmers are returning to pre-colonial practices pioneered by indigenous and Black farmers to restore soil, keep Americans alive, and leave a legacy for generations to follow. Sounds great! Featuring celebrity actors, activists and philanthropists Rosario Dawson, Laura Dern, Donald Glover, Woody Harrelson, Jason Momoa (who’s also in Deep Rising), and plenty of interviews with many farmers, ranchers, scientists, educators, allies and beyond. “There is hope!” That’s what I like to hear.
Here’s the official trailer (+ poster) for Josh & Rebecca Tickell’s doc Common Ground, from YouTube:
Sobering yet hopeful, the documentary Common Ground exposes the toxic interconnections of American farming policy, politics, and health, by sharing stories of destruction and healing across the United States and beyond, and how regenerative agriculture and soil health plays a vitally important role in changing these systems for the better. At it’s root, it explores how people from different walks of life, different political backgrounds, and different places share one thing in common – the very soil beneath their feet. Common Ground is co-directed by the doc filmmakers Josh Tickell & Rebecca Tickell, who have created bold and inspiring environmental films for many years – including Kiss the Ground, On Sacred Ground, Regenerate Ojai, Fuel, and The Big Fix. It’s produced by Eric Dillon, Josh & Rebecca Tickell. This initially premiered at the 2023 Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year. The Tickells’ doc Common Ground will debut in select US theaters starting on September 27th, 2023 coming soon this fall. Visit the doc’s official site.