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  • A young couple returns home to Alabama where they set out to eat the way their grandparents did.

    A young couple returns home to Alabama where they set out to eat the way their grandparents did.

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  • For some, the tradition of seed saving is as important as preserving family histories.

    For some, the tradition of seed saving is as important as preserving family histories.

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  • The farm in the backyard

    The farm in the backyard

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  • Punk rock tilling

    Punk rock tilling

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  • Nathan Thompson's chickens

    Nathan Thompson's chickens

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  • Joe and Andrew wait

    Joe and Andrew wait

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  • Debating breaking the rules

    Debating breaking the rules

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  • Planting at Snow's Bend

    Planting at Snow's Bend

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  • A dream of a dinner

    A dream of a dinner

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The Film

In search of a simpler life, a young couple returns home to Alabama where they set out to eat the way their grandparents did — locally and seasonally. But as they navigate the agro-industrial gastronomical complex, they soon realize that nearly everything about the food system has changed since the time farmers densely populated their family histories. An essay on community, the South, and sustainability, Eating Alabama is a story about why food matters.

The Filmmaker

  1. Andrew GraceDirector/Producer