GROW! A Film of Bright, Sustainable Hope
02 Sep, 2012
They are young people who have come from many different walks of life, but they all ended up in a very passionate place: sustainable and organic farming. In GROW!, a new documentary from first-time wife-and-husband filmmakers Christine Anthony and Owen Masterson, we see, up close and personal, a new generation of farmers who care deeply for the land and our food sources. It began with Christine and Owen wanting to tell the story they were seeing all around them in their state of Georgia, as well as bring some good news to the world.
“In 2010, just as we were about to get started with the film, there were a lot of movies being released that pointed out really, really well what was wrong with the food system, what was wrong with the world,” Christine Anthony told Organic Connections. “We were getting pretty depressed. It was like, ‘Oh God! One more film with a trip to the killing room floor; I don’t know how much more we can stand!’ And we went, ‘You know what? Wait a minute. We know that there are people who are taking steps to change the way things are. So why not make a