One veteran’s mission to find healing through farming is haunted by the wounds of a family lost and the soldier he still yearns to be. This feature-length film attempts to reconcile the identity of a perfect soldier with the reality of a haunted man determined to hold onto the best chance at peace he’s ever known.
Ugly & Wild
Even though your mama said, there are many fish in the sea, we often seek out what we already know. Over the last decade 40% of N.C. fish houses have closed due to increasing demand for imported seafood; which is familiar and cheap, but often frozen and from obscure sources using questionable practices. UGLY & WILD explores the challenge of bringing one of the state's last wild foods to a dinner plate near you.
Un Buen Carnicero
Grace's One & Only Casseroni
In the summer of 1964, Frank Groce got a new stepmother. A white woman from Kentucky, Grace made a special spinach casserole so Frank could be tough like Popeye in case classmates picked on him for having an interracial family.
Mr. Percy's Run
A lyrical portrait of the mythic North Carolina moonshiner Percy Flowers told thru the lens of those who understood his drive best; his fox hounds.
Collards In The Cafeteria
Nestled in the agricultural heart of North Carolina, Gaston County schools are attempting to source 10% of their produce locally. Students love the addition of fresh, local strawberries and watermelons to their menu, but how about collards?
Salem Suber needed a way to meet the increasing demand for fresh food by residents at Southminster, a continuing care retirement community in Charlotte, N.C. Residents were tired of the standard frozen meals and wanted more nutrient-rich options, but with 282 unique published menus every 21 days, how could Suber, Director of Culinary Services, maintain consistency and meet their demands? Chef Kris Reid had the answer, “blow it up and start over again.”
Dos Opciones Un Camino
A parody of the legendary Mexican telenovela "Dos Mujeres Un Camino" (Two Women, One Path), this PSA highlights the healthcare options available for H-2A guest-workers under the Affordable Care Act with humor and a flair for the melodramatic.
With 1,000 aromatic compounds, coffee is the most chemically complex beverage that humans consume. It’s also one of the world’s largest traded commodities. Café Sense explores the geography of coffee and the craft of cupping.
Wok Next Door
Joe lived next to Julia and Johnny for years and barely knew the couple, but the delicious fragrances coming from their kitchen window enticed him to finally knock on their door – and discover the source of his love of Chinese food.
Nancy Gould’s food service course is one of the most popular within the North Carolina State Prison system, but will her class be able to pull off a fine dinning experience for 60 volunteer patrons behind the gates of Orange Correctional Center? The five-month course is administered by Piedmont Community College and graduating inmates earn 16 credits toward a degree if they can stand the heat.