Permanent Culture documents the journey of Joseph, a man who once worked in exploitative sugarcane fields but then found work at Palos Farm. At this permaculture farm, Joseph has not only found more fulfilling work, but also acquired leadership and ecological knowledge that allows him to now be a pillar of support for his family and community. Through his journey, the film explores the benefits of sustainable farming for both the environment and workers.
Based in the monopolized sugarcane region of Kisumu, Kenya, Palos Farm is setting an example to neighboring farms that permaculture is the way forward.
This video was produced on location by an Actuality Media student crew and shot with a Canon XA10.
Producer: Sam Robbins
Director: Levi Stroud
Cinematographer: Danielle Davis
Editor: Lesa Dowdy
Actuality Media is on the ground with every student crew to oversee production of these short documentaries, providing the services of executive producer, production manager, location scout, additional editing, and whatever else is needed to complete the project.
We are more than a film study abroad program. We are a service learning organization that takes students and young professionals abroad to create media on changemakers in developing communities around the world. Our films spread the word about nonprofits, NGOs and social entrepreneurs who are implementing innovative, new ideas to combat chronic social problems. Find out more about our work and adventures at www.actualitymedia.org