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Local Filmmakers’ Food Documentary to Premiere in Portland

Gaining Ground Film POsterGaining Ground, a feature-length documentary by local filmmakers Elaine Velazquez and Barbara Bernstein, tells the stories of farmers and their
evolving commitment to sustainable farming practices. The film highlights the inspiring work of regional farmers and food activists who are making a positive difference in their community. The filmmakers’ goal is to “inspire people to make choices in their own lives that support local and sustainable food and the farmers who are working to take back our food system.”

Gaining Ground’s Portland premiere takes places on Wednesday, September 30th and Thursday, October 1st, at 7 PM, at Cinema 21.

A Q&A will follow the screenings and include the filmmakers, as well as farmers featured in the film: Doria Robinson with Urban Tilth in Richmond, CA, Vicki Hertel with Sun Gold Farm in Verboort, OR, and Willow Coberly and Harry Stalford with Stalford Seed Farms in Tangent, OR. There will also be a reception at the theater after the September 30th screening with the filmmakers and farmers.

Ticket prices are $7 -10, and advance tickets are available now.