Spotlight on Black Farmers

Come enjoy an evening of memorable films about Black farmers at Pollinate Farm & Garden. The second annual Black Hands in the Soil celebration includes a feature documentary and shorts about the legacy of Black farming in the United States and the United Kingdom. The feature film The Language You Cry In tells a scholarly detective story linking African Americans and their ancestral past. Also showing are two short films: Black Farmer UK, which is about Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones, self-proclaimed to be Britain’s only black farmer, and Lest We Forget: The Lost Stories of Southern Sharecroppers. The event honors Black History Month and Black farmers globally. Cost: $5–$25 sliding scale, but no one turned away for lack of funds. Light refreshments served. Info and tickets: here or 510.686.3493

Black Hands in the Soil:
A Film Celebration of Black Farming
Friday February 23, 7–9pm
Pollinate Farm & Garden
2727 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland

Photos courtesy of Pollinate Farm & Garden.