• Ground Operations Screening and Discussion

    NEWS RELEASE
    March 11, 2020
    Ground Operations Screening and Discussion


    On Thursday, March 19th the City of Santa Maria Public Library is proud to announce a screening of the multi-award-winning documentary, Ground Operations: Battlefield to Farmfields. After, attendees are invited to engage in discussion with the film’s director, Dulanie Ellis. The screening will be in the Library’s Shepard Hall, at 2:00 p.m.

    Ground Operations is both a film and a social action campaign that champions the growing network of combat veterans who are becoming organic farmers, sustainable ranchers and artisan food producers. The film producer, Dulanie Ellis, will be present for a community conversation about local foodsheds and the role that veterans are playing in creating food security for America, one farm at a time.  

    Ground Operations follows an ensemble of young men and women who tell why they joined the military, how the war changed them, how they struggled to return home and ultimately, how they found sustainable farming and ranching to be the answer to a dream.  These veterans blow the lid off stereotypes, and viewers will be rooting for them all the way to the local farmers market.  In a world full of problems, Ground Operations is a story about solutions.

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