The Landworkers Alliance and Bristol-based filmmakers Black Bark Films have made a powerful documentary about the current state of farming in the UK – In Our Hands.

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.

Several previous screenings in Bristol have sold out. The latest chance to see the film is at the Arnolfini on 10 December. But if you can’t get a ticket, you might want to think about organising your own screening. The film is 60 minutes long, and is best if followed by a conversation hosted by the Landworkers Alliance or others from the local grower-producer community. The film cannot be sold, but can be borrowed by contacting:

Humphrey Lloyd:
Iain Stewart:

Groups organising a community screening are allowed to charge admission to cover their costs. And if you do organise a screening, don’t forget to share details with us!