Common Ground movie screening at Paramount Theater in Austin, Texas, October, 2023 by Austin 101 Magazine. Winner of Tribeca Fest 2023. Red carpet and screening photos. Produced by Austin’s John Paul Dejoria, Josh, Rebecca Tickell, . We loved the ‘green’ carpet. This is a must see film y’all.
The film was produced by:
Bill and Laurie Benenson
Jan Ellison Baszucki
John Paul DeJoria (Austin)
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.