Follow the Drinking Gourd

Shirah Dedman, Anna Karewicz, Dennis Terry | 2019 | 61 min.

2020 Official Selection

Produced by Liberated Lens, an Oakland based social justice film collective, Follow the Drinking Gourd is a family-friendly, funny, and moving feature documentary that connects the legacy of slavery, capitalism, and climate change to our fight for food security. It features many of the movement’s major players including:

Leah Penniman – author of Farming While Black
Naima Penniman – of the award-winning, spoken word duo, Climbing Poetree, recently featured on TED – of hip hop duo, dead prez; founder of RBG Fit Club
Rahanna Bisseret-Martinez – former Top Chef Junior finalist
Carl Anthony – environmentalist author of The Earth, the City, and the Hidden Narrative of Race
Will Scott – President of the African American Farmers of California
Wanda Stewart – founder of Obsidian Farm
Chanowk Yisrael – founder of Yisrael Family Urban Farm
Students of Acta Non Verba Youth Urban Farm Project

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