A World of Many Choices

One Australian family spend their life savings to travel to the USA and spend a subsequent four years documenting a style of farming that will change the fate of humanity.

Set amidst the stunning Shenandoah Valley in northern Virginia, ‘Polyface Farm’ is led by the “the World’s Most Innovative Farmer” (TIME) and uses no chemicals to feed over 6,000 families, many restaurants and food outlets up to 3-hours away.

"Polyfaces" is a joyous film about connecting to the land and the community. Produced over four years it follows the Salatin family, a 4th generation farming family who do ‘everything different to everyone else’ as they produce food in a way that works with nature, not against it. Using the symbiotic relationships of animals and their natural functions, they produce high quality, nutrient-dense products.

"Polyfaces" show how they regenerate their landscapes, communities, local economies, customer’s health and most importantly their soils. Various characters are introduced and their powerful, personal journeys are told, of how they benefit physically and emotionally from the Salatin’s way of farming. This model is being replicated throughout our global village, proving that we can provide quality produce without depleting our planet.

Agriculture is the most damaging industry but it doesn’t have to be and this regenerative model of food production could be just the thing that saves us!

If you eat, buy, or grow food then this is a film you must see!

“If every farmer in the United States would practice this system, in fewer than 10 years we would sequester ALL the CARBON that’s been emitted since the beginning of the Industrial Age…”

Joel Salatin, Polyfacefarms

Some scenes in "Polyfaces" show how they harvest four times the amount of grass on their land since implementing the natural soil enrichments.

Director(s): Lisa Heenan, Lisa Heenan, Isaebella Doherty
Production: Lisa Heenan, Lisa Heenan
Music: Michael den Elzen
Actors: Michael Pollan, Allan Savory, Joel Salatin, Lucille Salatin, Teresa Salatin, Daniel Salatin, Sheri Salatin, Rachel Salatin, Art Salatin, Travis Salatin, Andrew Salatin, Lauren Salatin, Wendy Gray, Maddie Ogden, Richard Morris, Mary Morris, Stephanie Morris, Raven Morris, Ian Hensel, Grace Hernandez, Michael Hernandez, Dan Solberg, Tina Solberg, Sarah Joy Solberg, Seiler Solberg, Pearl Doherty, Zane Doherty, Darren J. Doherty
Year: 2015
Duration: 92 min
Our age recommendation: 16
Language (audio): English
Country of origin: United States
Shooting Locations: United States
Screening rights: Regrarians Ltd. ()

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Main topic(s): Permaculture
Secondary topics: organic soil regeneration cooperation
Mentions: organic farming poultry pig gras polyface farms
Topic Page(s): Permaculture Positive Films

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