This sequel to “Kiss the Ground” explores the web of money, power and politics that heavily influences food production. Learn more.

Douglas Brown, Senior Retail Reporter

March 15, 2024

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Common Ground

Much of the Expo West buzz revolves around the spectacle of new product diversity on display at the thousands of show booths. But none of these keto-cookies or plant-based yogurts would exist if not for agriculture. From almond orchards to cattle ranches to salmon fisheries, tomato farms and dairies, the stuff of soil and sea serves as the foundation of the entire natural and organic products industry.

For all industry stakeholders, paying attention to that firm—and increasingly fragile—foundation matters.
Common Ground, the highly anticipated sequel to the documentary Kiss the Ground, digs deep into especially tough problems challenging food production, while also exploring solutions.

A combination journalistic exposé and showcase of deeply personal stories from those on the front lines of the food movement, Common Ground turns a bright spotlight on the web of money, power and politics that influences agriculture around the world. And it also profiles a hopeful and uplifting movement of farmers using regenerative models of agriculture. The movement offers hope for climate, health and the American economy.

The cast includes Laura Dern, Rosario Dawson, Jason Mamoa, Woody Harrelson, Ian Somerhalder and Donald Glover. After the screening, award-winning filmmakers Josh and Rebecca Tickell, producer John Roulac, farmer and cast member Gabe Brown and additional guests field questions from the audience about everything from the film itself to the ins and outs of regenerative agriculture.

Common Ground film screening and discussion

Date and time: Friday, March 15 | 4-6:30 p.m.
Location: Marriott, Grand Ballroom E

About the Author(s)

Douglas Brown

Senior Retail Reporter, New Hope Network

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