This Movie is no longer available here.

Request Online Screening

Tobacco Money Feeds My Family| 1hr : 28mins
Director: Cynthia Hill and Curtis Gaston | Producer: Cynthia Hill and Curtis Gaston
Focus Years: 2004 | Country: United States
Subject Tags: americas, community, economies, ethics, farming, health, livelihood, united states
Quality Tags: Optimistic, Slow, Activating, Harmonizing
Synopsis:
Tobacco Money Feeds My Family, a documentary by Cynthia Hill and Curtis Gaston, chronicles the death of an American way of life. In this remarkable documentary, shot over a three-year span, Hill and Gaston revisit the tobacco growing country of Hill's youth and find three diverse farm families who despite facing a rapidly changing industry, deep cuts in government tobacco growing quotas, the realities of the global economy, and the swaying of popular opinion—struggle to maintain their life's work. This feature-length film provides intimate and detailed look into the vanishing world of a centuries old culture. Honest, mournful, and subtly heartbreaking, Tobacco Money Feeds My Family is a meditation on the bonds of community, richness of the Earth, and abundant memories of a rapidly expiring way of life. From the first fog-shrouded planting in the spring to the frenzy of an autumn tobacco marketplace, Tobacco Money Feeds My Family sensitively chronicles the numerous joys—and heartbreaks—of a people whose love of family, God, and community is rivaled only by the fertile soil beneath their feet and the redolent smells of curing tobacco. For Hill it is a chance to get people talking about the issues. “Tobacco has shaped many of our communities and we must ask the questions, What will we do when it is gone? How will we identify ourselves? And more importantly, what about the farmers and others employed by the industry—what will they do? These are issues that affect almost everyone in North Carolina.”
Tobacco Money Feeds My Family | 1hr : 28mins

Send funds to team of this film/project:
NOTE: 100% of your funds are sent directly from here.

Contact/inquire about this film-project:

Cynthia Hill

United States

Close

This storyteller has yet to share/set a wallet for the direct fund transfers.

Shall we send an email request on your behalf?

Human Life:
Human Community:
Human Exploration:
peace

An online film archive which supports schools, universities, NGOs and other civil-service organizations across the globe on the principle of gift-economy. Watch films (documentaries, short films, talks & more) and promote filmmakers. Join this community of soulful storytellers from myriad cultures, in their mission to promote global consciousness. Empower their willful hearts, who see the future to be united and harmonious, who aspire for the wellbeing of all. Support learning about the ‘self’, culture, nature and the eternal soul – the evolution of life.
Support the humanity in the process of becoming ‘that’...

© 2023 Culture Unplugged. Serving Since 2007.
Promoting our collective consciousness through stories from across the planet!

Consciousness Matters!

Close

We believe in privacy. We will protect yours.
We will use your info only to contact you, or
to share with you about films/event/news!

+=
alt

To complete registration process, we have sent you an email with a link to activate your membership. Please check your mailbox and activate it by clicking on the link.

If you do not receive the activation email in few minutes, please check your SPAM or JUNK Mail folders to make sure the email has not been flagged and moved to those folders. If you are still having problems with registration or log-in, please send an email with your username.

alt

Welcome to Culture Unplugged’s Global Community!

Together we can be strong! In mutuality and gratitude, lets cherish our camaraderie to serve the precious birth of our specie!

Click here to login now