As multiple ecological crises threaten to tip Earth into global systemic collapse, humans are increasingly searching for answers on how to avoid an environmental catastrophe. Now, more than ever, the world needs to be introduced to Wes Jackson. Wes believes modern humans are a “species out of context.” 10,000 years ago we invented agriculture, changing our relationship with nature and putting us on an endless treadmill of subduing and exploiting natural ecosystems. In addition to being a scientist and geneticist who has focused on agriculture, Wes is also a philosopher, educator, author, mentor, and organizer. He has spent his life tirelessly seeking solutions through innovative thought and multi-disciplinary approaches, inspiring others to mimic the wisdom inherent in ecosystems and overcome the unprecedented challenges before us. His mission to revolutionize agriculture with replicable scientific practices using “nature as measure,” together with his insights into how and why humans continue to destroy the ecosystems upon which we depend, provides a path forward for those seeking ways to support the Earth’s capacity for self-renewal.
We welcome comments and questions about the documentary film, the filmmakers, and how to join us in our community engagement campaign.
• Spring 2023: Pre-production
• Summer 2023: Production
• Autumn 2023: Post-production, community engagement campaign
• Winter 2023: Post-production, final filming
• Spring 2024: Release documentary