The internationally acclaimed documentary Gaining Ground—based on the New York Times bestseller of the same name—follows the stories of three farms and the people who make them productive: the experiences of urban farmer-activists in California, a small family farm in rural Oregon converting from commodity dairy to chemical-free produce, and a large farm in the Willamette Valley transitioning from grass seed to organic grains.
You can see a free screening of Gaining Ground at three different times: once at the Vancouver Community Library at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5, and twice at the Cascade Park Community Library, at 6 p.m. on Thursdays, Feb. 9 and 16. Stick around for a lively conversation about the film and the future of the farming industry in America.
Meaningful Movies (or Documentary & Discussion, as groups are sometimes called) is a film and discussion group that is patterned after a similar, long-running meet-up in Seattle, screening interesting, relevant, and sometimes controversial documentaries while providing an open forum for community discussions. For more information, visit the Meaningful Movies Project website.