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Environmental documentary ‘Common Ground’ screens in DC

“This movie is a tremendous teacher of what needs to happen”

Common Ground” showed Nov. 13 at the Miracle Theater in D.C. The documentary aimed to inspire and urge audiences to fight for change in the agriculture system through compelling storytelling.

“Common Ground” is a film about regenerative agriculture and the corruption in the United States’ farming industry. It was directed and produced by Josh and Rebecca Tickell and is a sequel to their earlier movie, “Kiss the Ground,” which is available on Netflix.

The film played for a sold-out theater, and after the airing of the film, the audience heard from a panel of the filmmakers and contributors of “Common Ground,” — Robyn O’Brien, Rick Clark, John Boyd Jr, Josh Tickell and Kara Boyd — who answered questions and provided further insight on the documentary. 

In the panel and introduction to the film, the creators urged the audience to tell everyone about the movie. Actor Ian Somerhalder, known for his role in “Vampire Diaries,” is one of the co-producers of “Common Ground,” as well as a narrator in the film.

“Please share this with people, anyone you can,” Somerhalder said. “We need you.”


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