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    Rachel's Farm - Regenerative Movie Night

    One woman’s journey from ecological despair to finding hope in the soil beneath her feet.

    Come and join The Regenerative Training Centre community of like minded people! 

    We will be screening Rachel's Farm on Saturday the 4th of May. 

    • Tickets are $15 for adults, children under 12 are free but will need a children's ticket. 
    • We will have a beautiful but simple pasta dinner available for pre purchase $10 each (Sorry no meals available on the night without pre-purchase)
    • We will also have pop corn available for pre-purchase for $2 each or $5 on the night if not pre-purchased. 
    • We will have drinks for sale on the night.

    Doors open at 6pm for dinner and drinks. Last dinners will be served at 6.45pm for a 7pm movie start. 

    About the film

    In this triumphant film, director and actress Rachel Ward voyages from her own wilful ignorance about the ecological impacts of conventional agriculture, to championing a movement to restore the health of our farmland, food and climate and in doing so the wellbeing of the farming communities that sustain the nation, and ourselves. Rachel's Farm is for anyone who cares about how their food is produced, how degraded our soils have become, and the changing role of women on farms.

    The film unfolds through Rachel’s experiences, her personality, charm and self-deprecating humour. Her fear for a changing planet are our fears, and we are invested in her process of learning, experimenting, and, eventually, challenging others. Rachel’s love of rural life, as an avid horse rider and actively working on the farm, as well as her family focus, lay the foundations of a character we care about and can relate to. As she sets out to change her own farm, and Australia, we are driven from scene to scene by the urgent questions - and often setbacks - arising along the way.

    A story of Australian land use and occupation cannot be told without Indigenous stories and recognition, shared by the keepers of those stories and those they appoint and approve to tell those stories. The film explores the deep knowledge of regenerative agriculture practices held by Australia's Indigenous peoples' for millennia, with Director/Producer and Bidjara-Dhunghutti woman, Ljudan Michaelis-Thorpe, aboard the project as Director of Indigenous Content.

    The producers

    Rachel's Farm is produced by WildBear Entertainment, known for Emmy-nominated feature documentary Playing with Sharks, and New Town Films. Executive Producers Regen Studios, the team behind the high-impact feature documentary 2040, are leading the film's impact campaign.

    Rachel’s motivation

    My inspiration for Rachel’s Farm came from personally experiencing the Australian Black Summer bushfires in 2019 and subsequently reading Charles Massey's book Call of the Reed Warbler which details the challenges and accomplishments of many early adopters of the regenerative way of farming. I was inspired by the heroics of these farmers' stories, many of whom had gone bust from farming conventionally in ever degenerating soils and increasing droughts before transitioning to regenerative farming practices. Consumed by the country’s devastating destruction, I was suddenly able to move from despair and impotence to action.

    As a farm owner, I had a personal story to tell too. During the three year drought, I was forced to buy in feed, then sell half my herd. Then, caught like many in Black Summer fires, I lost all my fencing. Salvation arrived with the introduction of a way of farming more in sync with nature and I was galvanised to take meaningful action, not only with the way I farmed my land, but as a consumer and as a filmmaker.

    - Rachel Ward


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