Jane Fonda hosts a Q&A with the team behind the documentary @Kiss The Ground
Rosario Dawson, Actrivist
Finian Makepeace, Co-Founder, Policy Director, & Lead Educator at Kiss the Ground
On Fire Drill Fridays Movie Nights we come together (virtually) to watch a film with themes of climate change and activism. Jane Fonda curates the films, and everyone is welcome to join the community chat during the screening and a Q&A moderated by Jane after the film.
For July, we’re watching Kiss the Ground, a documentary that unearths the truth about our industrial food system and its impact on our planet. The film sheds light on an alternative approach to farming called regenerative agriculture that has the potential to balance our climate, restore our water cycles, and feed the world.
Watch Kiss the Ground: https://kisstheground.com/
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About the Panel:
Rosario Dawson has starred in a range of films including Unforgettable, Top Five, Trance, Unstoppable, Rent, The 25th Hour, Men In Black II, Kids, and the Sin City franchise. For her performance in Seven Pounds, Dawson won Best Actress in a Motion Picture Award at the 2009 NAACP Image Awards.
In 2013, Rosario founded Studio One Eighty Nine (Studio 189) with Abrima Erwiah, a fashion and media lifestyle brand made in Africa that produces African and African-inspired content and clothing. Studio 189 was recently the recipient of the prestigious CFDA Lexus Sustainable Fashion Initiative prize and of other various awards including the Martin Luther King Jr Social Justice award from University of Penn in 2015, the MOCADA Social Justice award in 2016, the Design Miami Visionary award in 2017, the Filming On Italy Social Justice award in 2018 and more.
Dawson is an activist lending her time to a range of influential organizations, most notably Voto Latino, which she co-founded in 2004 to help empower Latino millennials to vote and influence change in government. Dawson is an active board member of V-Day, The Lower East Side Girls Club, Operation USA and the Environmental Media Association. She was also honored with the President’s Volunteer Service Award for her valuable contributions to the community.
Finian Makepeace is the Co-Founder, Policy Director, and Lead Educator of Kiss the Ground and a renowned presenter, media creator, and thought leader in the field of regenerative agriculture and soil health. His dedication to “inspiring participation in global regeneration, starting with soil”, has motivated him to develop training programs, workshops, and talks designed to empower people around the world to become advocates for this movement.