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Farming While Black

Directed by Mark Decena

Stay after the 1pm Saturday screening for a conversation with four of Vermont’s Black farmers.

Weaving the rich and troubled history of the Black American farming experience with the contemporary resurgence of the land sovereignty movement, this poignant and well-crafted documentary works not only as an informative exploration but also a touching testament to the resilience of Black farmers. Rooted in the picturesque landscapes of New York’s Hudson Valley, we follow Leah Penniman, co-founder of Soul Fire Farm, as she leads a movement of activists and change-makers fighting for environmental justice and building regenerative economies. Finding strength in the deep history of African agrarianism, the farmers in this film chart a new way forward, reclaiming personal dignity while building systems that just might save the world.

In addition to two in person screenings, FARMING WHILE BLACK will be offered as a free virtual screening during the 2024 Green Mountain Film Festival thanks to permission from the filmmakers and the sponsorship of All Brains Belong. After you “purchase” the rental, you will have 24 hours to watch the movie. It is available to watch from March 14, 2024 12:00 am – March 17, 2024 11:00 pm.

Dates & Times


The Savoy Theater

Fri, Mar 15
1:00 pm

The Savoy Theater

Sat, Mar 16
1:00 pm