“Inhabit” is a feature length documentary introducing permaculture. It presents a vast array of projects, concepts, people, and translates the diversity of permaculture into something that can be understood by an equally diverse audience. For those familiar with the concept, it will be a call to action and a glimpse into what’s possible – what kind of projects and solutions are already underway. For those unacquainted with permaculture, it will be an introduction to a new way of being and a new way of relating to the Earth. For everyone, it will be a reminder that we are capable of being a healing force for the planet.
Focused mostly on the Northeastern and Midwestern regions of the United States, “Inhabit” provides an intimate look at permaculture peoples and practices. During the Spring, Summer, and Fall of 2013, Costa Boutsikaris and Emmett Brennan documented over 20 sites in a range of rural, suburban, and urban environments. They explored responses to local and global challenges from issues of food, water, and medicine, to governance, economy, and culture.