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Directed by: Shirah Dedman

Runtime: 97 min

Year: 2019

Country: USA

Rated: Not Rated

Language: English

Captions: Closed Captions

Film Type: Documentary

Discussion panelists TBA

Follow the Drinking Gourd is a feature documentary about the Black food justice movement. Family-friendly, funny, and moving, this 60-minute film connects the legacy of slavery, capitalism, and climate change to our fight for food security. The film is followed by a roundtable discussion with local farmers of color.

The film features:

* Leah Penniman – author of “Farming While Black”

* Naima Penniman – of the award-winning, spoken word duo, Climbing Poetree, recently featured on TED

* Wanda Stewart – urban farmer in Berkeley, CA

* Will Scott – rural farmer in Fresno, CA

* Carl Anthony – environmentalist, founder of Urban Habitat

* Rahanna Bisseret-Martinez – former Top Chef Junior finalist


This film is presented as part of Black, Bold & Brilliant Film Night with support from KRCL.


Official Selection:

2020 Wild & Scenic Film Festival


Finalist Best Documentary-2020 Oklahoma Black Film Festival

Tuesday, April 19 @ 7:00 PM

Online |

Limited Time Streaming

Available to stream April 19-25, 2022 or until all tickets are reserved, which ever happens first.


Restrictions: Restricted to viewers in Utah only.