Monday, May 19, 2008

Asparagus: the movie

A new documentary explores the importance of asparagus in Oceana County, MI and how policy changes of the U.S. government's war on drugs caused unintended results that area threatening the community.

According to Media that Matters:

This is the story of one rural American community scrambling to keep its proud identity and source of survival against impossible odds. Asparagus! Stalking the American Life journeys to the heart of asparagus country to discover why one little vegetable matters so much.

The film has won awards at various film festivals and is now available on DVD with a portion of the proceeds going to help Oceana County farmers. You can also watch a trailer on the site.

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