Director/Co-Producer/Cinematographer - Natasha Florentino
ABUNDANT LAND, is a documentary about a Hawaiian community on Moloka’i resisting the biotech industry’s use of their island as a laboratory for testing genetically engineered seeds. Monsanto and Mycogen have been experimenting on over 2,000 acres by testing the resistance of genetically modified seeds to pesticides. In the process, these corporations are depleting the island’s topsoil and fresh water while causing dust storms that spread pesticides and unknown contaminants. The documentary exposes the dangers of these practices to Moloka’i’s fragile environment and its people, especially those living near these company's fields. The film follows a group of dedicated residents as they organize for transparency and promote sustainable farming, as an alternative to the chemical dependent farming the biotech industry is promoting.
To view film's website go to : www.abundantland.com