Unbroken Ground: A food film by Patagonia

Outdoor clothing brand Patagonia turns its gaze to the food industry and launches a short film on the role food can play in solving the environmental crisis.

Patagonia Provisions, Patagonia’s ethical food sourcing arm, just launched a 25-minute documentary film, titled Unbroken Ground, that explores the critical role food plays in finding solutions to the environmental crisis. 

The vast majority of our food is produced using methods that reduce biodiversity, decimate soil and contribute to climate change. Unbroken Ground investigates how food can and should be grown, harvested and produced in ways that restore the land, water, wildlife and human health. 

Directed by Chris Malloy of Farm LeagueUnbroken Ground tells the story of four pioneering groups – and the people behind them – leading the way with regenerative agriculture, restorative grazing, new crop development and selective-harvest fishing. 

“Revolutions start from the bottom. They never start from the top,” says Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard in the film. “At the bottom are these people who are willing to break the paradigm. Putting a small group together, all believing in the same thing, all going in the same direction... you can’t believe what we could accomplish with that.”