Film / Final Straw: Food, Earth, Happiness

Four years in the making, our award-winning documentary film weaves together majestic landscapes, a moving original soundtrack, and deeply insightful interviews with world leaders in the natural farming movement.

Film stills, and production and screening images from the Final Straw film and tour.
Film stills, and production and screening images from the Final Straw film and tour.

Project Overview

Solutions for our ecological, economic, and social crises come from unexpected places, as two cultural explorers take us on a journey through Japan, Korea, and the United States, turning our perceptions of food and life upside down in an amazingly simple and poetic way.

The warm cast of natural farmers, chefs, and teachers together illuminate a brilliant yet maddeningly simple path to sustainability and well being for people and the environment, centered around the philosophies of the late Masanobu Fukuoka and his seminal book One Straw Revolution.

Final Straw: Food, Earth, Happiness is a film that will leave you inspired, happier, and perhaps even motivated to make a few changes in your own lifestyle.

Reviews and Feedback

“Wow!! A great film … both art and documentary.”
– Alicia Bay Laurel | author of ‘Living on the Earth’

“Thought-provoking and inspiring … a powerful call to action”
– Clean Eating Magazine

“Loved it so much … filled with TLC”
– Keibo Oiwa / author of ‘Slow is Beautiful’

“The film filled me up with great joy and inspiration…I knew it was going to uplift and give a new perspective to my soul, but I didn’t know how deeply it would do those things! I’m going to watch the film today… for the 8th time.”
– Rafayah Uzzyah, Philadelphia, USA

“Your film enables us to catch a glimpse of the people and things which society can not ordinarily grasp or see… thank you for your beautiful work”
– Kim JaeHyung / Korean philosopher and activist

Project Partners

Aichi University of Art
Booksense Publishers
Small House, Dajeon
Space Noah, Seoul
Open Contents Lab
Robert Callender Residency for Young Artists
University of Edinburgh