Common Ground is the highly anticipated sequel to the juggernaut success documentary, Kiss the Ground, which touched over 1 billion people globally and inspired the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to put $20 billion toward soil health. By fusing journalistic expose’ with deeply personal stories from those on the front lines of the food movement, Common Ground unveils a dark web of money, power, and politics behind our broken food system. The film reveals how unjust practices forged our current farm system in which farmers of all colors are literally dying to feed us. 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.
After the screening, audiences are invited to stay for a panel discussion moderated by Kyle Krull on regenerative agriculture. Kyle is a Senior Director of Sales at Kettle & Fire and Founder at Regen Coalition as well as a Cultivate Bend Board member. Panelists will be announced soon.
Tickets are $22 and can be purchased at towertheatre.org. All ticket holders will be entered into a raffle upon entry to win a gift basket of regenerative foods.
About the presenting organizations:
Cultivate Bend: Cultivate Bend was established in 2023 as a mutual benefit trade organization (501(c)(6) rooted in the vibrant community of Bend, Oregon. They are dedicated to fostering connection, collaboration, and sustainable practices within the natural products CPG sector. Nestled in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, the organization serves as a dynamic hub for professionals, businesses, and enthusiasts committed to promoting health-conscious and environmentally friendly products. Their motto is that together, we are building a sustainable future, one natural product at a time.
Tower Theatre Foundation: The historic 460-seat Tower Theatre is owned and operated by the Tower Theatre Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Their mission is to be Central Oregon's leading performing arts organization, providing cultural and educational programs that make essential contributions to the region's lifestyle and strength of community. Through their Community Engagement programming, they work with nonprofit partners to bring thought provoking programming to residents and area visitors.
High Desert Food and Farm Alliance: HDFFA is a nonprofit organization established firmly in the belief that everyone deserves good food. This means a sufficient quantity of affordable, culturally preferred, nutritious food that is sustainably produced in Central Oregon.