Against the Current: Life on the Eastern Shore

AGAINST THE CURRENT provides a powerful look at how residents of Virginia’s Eastern Shore, like many coastal towns, are subject to rising sea waters and the challenges it has on their lives and livelihood. Through resilience and perseverance, they learn to co-exist and celebrate their rural home. How can this community shed light on conversations happening around these issues of climate change?


Minnesota's Alt-Meat Revolution

As the demand for plant-based alternatives to meat grows, so does the demand for new methods of farming and food production. In Dawson, MN, “alt-meat” is not new - soybean processing dates back to the '50s. Now, PURIS, one of the largest manufacturers of pea protein, has moved in to revolutionize the agricultural system. What impact will it have on the town's residents and surrounding communities?


A Decent Home

When housing on the lowest rung of the American dream is being devoured by the wealthiest of the wealthy, whose dream are we serving? A DECENT HOME, directed by Sara Terry, addresses urgent issues of class and economic (im)mobility through the lives of mobile home park residents who can’t afford housing anywhere else.


My Home Is Here

"If you've been to one small town, you've been to one small town." Oftentimes, the stories shared about America are born out of urban landscapes, but rural America can be just as vibrant as its metropolitan counterparts. Through narratives from communities striving to be seen, My Home Is Here explores the economic, environmental and social issues that affect rural ways of life across the nation. From the heartland of America to Native lands, from the unacknowledged to the underserved, who are the people facing critical challenges and changes while leading with pride in their homes?

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