Food and farming is in crisis. In just over a decade we’ve lost more than 33,000 farms from our countryside, and alongside this, bad diet is now causing more health problems than smoking! The fundamental link between people, food and the very land we stand on is being broken. Yet it need not be this way.
There is a growing movement of farmers and food workers who are creating vibrant farms, living soils, thriving food markets and a fairer food system for all. At the heart of all change lies a story, and In Our Hands is the story of a new kind of farm, a new kind of food and a new kind of society. This film has been created as an open source tool in order to debunk the myth of the industrial food system, and be a resource for farmers and activists in building a better world.
Produced by Black Bark Films and The Landworkers' Alliance
Directors: Joanne Barker and Sylvie Planel
Producers: Humphrey Lloyd and Holly Black
Editor: Jo Barker
Camera: Jason Brooks
Additional Camera: Nick Street, Matthias Ashford
Illustrations: Rosanna Morris
Animations: Tashina Alam
Grade: Jason Brooks
Original Score: Ben Osborn
Sound mix and design: Gary Fawle
Narration recorded at Ape Studios, Bristol
Archive: Shutterstock, La Via Campesina, The Landworkers' Alliance
Special thanks to everyone who contributed their time, resources, patience and love to the making of this film.
And to all our contributors for sharing their stories with us.