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THE COLORADO ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL, 2008,  is proud to present 'Heart and Soil' with our Best Feature Film Award because it exemplifies our mission as a thought-provoking films that raises awareness of a wide variety of interconnected ecological, social, and economic themes. This is an entertaining and immensely educational film. 'Heart and Soil' is a perfect example of the power of film to inspire audiences into awareness and action. -Kate Gardner, Festival Coordinator. Read more...


MOONDANCE FILM FESTIVAL, BOULDER, CO 2008 "CALYPSO AWARD"
- This award is to encourage a spirit of enterprise in saving the environment, habitat, wildlife by creative individuals from around the world.  The award is presented to the person who expands knowledge of our world, seeks to improve our quality of all life on the planet, and contributes to the betterment of human kind. Read the Press Release. Read the article.


JACOB BURNS FILM CENTER  -  Prestigious distinction for Women In Film

JBFC ranked #1 Arts & Culture Organization in New York Area

HEART & SOIL  presented at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, New York on May 19th, 2008,  as part of the Celebrating Women Filmmakers series. Q&A following with filmmaker, Mara LeGrand, and New York’s organic food maverick and author of This Organic Life, Joan Dye Gussow. Read more...


NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL, 2008 - Regal Green Hills Cinema.

Heart & Soil kicks off Earth Day celebration of environmental films.  Al Gore presented the the REEL CURRENT AWARD. Filmmaker Mara LeGrand, along with a panel of CSAs, Food Security, Whole Foods followed with a Q & A. Read the full article .


SANTA FE FILM FESTIVAL, 2007 - SANTA FEAN - selects "HEART & SOIL in TOP TEN PICKS OF THE FESTIVAL.

Mara LeGrand turns to the "localvore" movement, which explores self-sustaining agricultural habits in the Durango, Colo., area. Farmers markets and school programs that teach children how to grow and handle food are a large part of the return to nature. Heart and Soil also sets out to structure localization as a positive endeavor rather than a division of belief. (CM) EDIBLE SANTA FE - article Spring, 2008. Read more...

INDY FOOD COOP BRINGS AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY TO CITY - Read full news release.


ESTES PARK FILM FESTIVAL 2008
- Read full article.


THE SHOW BUZZ FROM CBS - Read full article.


TAOS FILM FESTIVAL, TAOS NM 2007 - Read full article.


VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL, 2008 - Earth Alive Series - Our Common Future.


SAN LUIS OBISPO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2008
- Read full article.


TELLURIDE SUSTAINABILITY CONFERENCE,  2007
- Telluride Daily Planet, Oct. 19


HEARTS & MINDS FILM FESTIVAL, Dover Delaware, 2008


INDIE SPIRIT FILM FESTIVAL, CO Springs, CO 2008 - Read full article .


SPUD FEST, IDAHO - 2008 - Read full article .


BIG BEAR LAKE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2008


THE DOCUMENTARY CHANNEL
- special Thanksgiving broadcast, airs regularly.


FILM CENTER - CINEMA CAFE - Santa Fe, New Mexico
- Post festival screening by popular demand.


LIBERTY THEATER - Pagosa Springs, CO
"Hi Mara,
Just want to let you know that we felt the showing in Pagosa was very successful.  We estimate 90-100 attended.  (The theatre seats 150, so it looked like a big crowd.)  Joanie and Udgar were there.  People clapped, cheered and laughed.  Lots of positive response from individuals."
- ABBY


SMILEY THEATER - Durango, CO


MESA VERDE GUIDE TO LOCAL FOOD INITIATIVES - Read full article.


DURANGO HERALD - August, 2007 - FILM PREMIER ARTICLE - Read the full article .


HEART & SOIL is often requested for fund raisers and educational screenings. It's shown in 13 states across the country as of Jan 2009.

To request a public viewing license,  please contact Mara .





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