Agroecology in Motion: Documentary about Communities that Support Agriculture
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Agroecology in Motion: Documentary about Communities that Support Agriculture

We want to make a documentary about the Associations for the Maintenance of Proximity Agriculture (AMAP), also called CSA's, a movement for social transformation around food as ...

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We want to make a documentary about the Associations for the Maintenance of Proximity Agriculture (AMAP), also called CSA's, a movement for social transformation around food as a common good. Support this project for a more just and ecological agriculture!

What we intend is to make a documentary where we show that it is possible to do agriculture in a fairer and more ecological way, which is already happening from North to South of the country with the Associations for the Maintenance of Proximity Agriculture - the AMAP's, also known as CSA's - Community-Supported Agriculture.

An AMAP/CSA is formed when a group of people decide to make a commitment with local farmers to associate and share the risks and the abundance of ecologically cultivated production.

An unusual relationship of solidarity is born, in which there are no longer two parties with different interests. People stop consuming goods from afar and become co-producers, taking care of the common good: food and those who produce it.

In Portugal there are currently 8 of these groups in operation, with about 300 people involved in a model of production and purchase without intermediation, cultivating a relationship of trust, shared responsibility and mutual support. Thus contributing to a more dignified life for those who produce with care and quality what we eat and at a fairer price for all.

We want to make this movement more visible, a movement that is in favor of food sovereignty and which is regenerating the relationships between those who produce and those who buy, whilst also regenerating soils, and preserving landscapes and agricultural varieties, the basis of gastronomic traditions that warm our memories.

Beyond the historical importance of documenting the advances of the AMAP/CSA movement in Portugal, we hope that the documentary will have a multiplying effect, motivating others to replicate this model.

The goal of this campaign is to raise 3000 euros that will cover travel, accommodation, food, rental of audiovisual equipment and a symbolic contribution for the 2 audiovisual technicians.

AMAP Maravilha, cabazes

Objectives of the documentary

Between Odemira in Alentejo Litoral and Alfândega da Fé in Trás-os-Montes, we will travel about 1300 km to film the wanderings of those who participate in this unique way of doing agriculture.

This trip will be documented to create a visual tool, which communicates and describes this model in a comprehensive way, to the general public and to those who do proximity agriculture.

The documentary will seek to:

  •     explain what an AMAP/CSA is, its principles, its current practices, its conditions and the necessary conditions for its multiplication;
  •     illustrate the social, organizational, human, plant and animal (bio)diversity existing in each project;
  •    to show a concrete social, agroecological, self-organized and solidarity-economic alternative, which puts those who produce food with care at the center, something so necessary in the current context of environmental, social and health crisis.
  •     contribute to the critical debate in face of the limitations of a subsidized agriculture or in a mercantilized organic production mode, which does not favor territories or landscapes.
  •     highlight the differentiating elements of this socio-economic model based on cooperation, where consumers are co-producers because they share responsibility for production/distribution/organization.

An AMAP is much more than a way of consumption, it is much more than a basket of Organic products you receive at home.

An AMAP is Movement.

A movement that starts from the cultivation of our own food, together, to then reflect and intervene locally in the world around us.

Partilha de vegetais 1

About the author

Outros Ângulos Produções - It is a collective that uses video as a tool for struggle and social transformation, from a perspective that sees it as a form of communication that must be within reach of all those whose dreams do not "fit in this world".

REGENERAR- The Portuguese Network of Solidarity Agroecology, REGENERAR, brings together Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) initiatives from Portugal, also known as AMAP (Associações para a Manutenção da Agricultura de Proximidade). The informal network was established in 2018 and currently gathers 8 collective members / CSA groups from North and Southern Portugal. Each member has different scales and specific modes of operation but all agree with a common Charter of Principles* that defines the guiding principles: agroecology, human-scale relationships (without middlemen) and food as commons (and not a commodity). Regenerar is a member of the International Network Urgenci and organizes an annual General Assembly to define networked strategies and to integrate new members.
* Charter of Principles (in Portuguese): https://amap.movingcause.org/carta-de-principios/
Members (as of December 2020):  AMAP Alvalade / Sado, AMAP Gaia, AMAP Guimarães, AMAP Famalicão, AMAP Matosinhos, CSA Partilhar as Colheitas (Montemor-o-Novo), AMAP Maravilha (Palmela) e AMAP Porto.

Assembleia Nacional de AMAP e CSA

Budget and due dates

This project has costs related to travel, acommodation, food, rental equipment and technical work (symbolic value).

Maximum transparency:

The budget is around 3000 euros

    700 euros - travel (The audiovisual team is from Setúbal, and we will travel to the North twice and to the South, a minimum of 1200 km)
    200 euros - acommodation and food (we will preferably find shelter with friends, AMAP producers and co-producers, however it's necesary to have this allowance for any eventuality).
    500 euros - rental of equipment (This value is extremely low when it comes to audiovisual equipment rental tables, because we will only need to rent a hyper directional microphone, a perche and the multi-track audio recorder).
    700 euros for human resources for audio capture and post-production.
    700 euros for human resources for making, scripting, capturing and editing video.
    300 euros for rewards and PPL's percentage

The script is written and we intend to start filming a few weeks after the end of the crowdfunding campaign, at the latest, in early February. We will be filming until mid-April. We predict that the editing, video post-production, sound design and audio post-production will be completed by the end of July.

We intend to participate in film festivals that open in autumn 2021.

 

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    Thanks

    Acknowledgments in the technical sheet/credits.

    Shipping included (to Portugal)

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    20€ or more

    Acknowledgments + access to the film + invitation

    Acknowledgments in the technical sheet/credits, prior access to the film (since it will not be available to the general public at an early stage, so that participation in festivals is possible), plus an invitation to the documentary premiere.

    Shipping included (to Portugal)

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    Acknowledgments + access to the film + invitation + natural cosmetics

    Acknowledgments in the technical sheet/credits, prior access to the film (since it will not be available to the general public at an early stage, so that participation in festivals is possible), invitation to the documentary premiere, plus an agroecological soap.

    Shipping included (to Portugal)

    24 backers

  • Invest with
    100€ or more

    Acknowledgments + access to the film + invitation + natural cosmetics + thematic bag

    Acknowledgments in the technical sheet/credits, prior access to the film (since it will not be available to the general public at an early stage, so that participation in festivals is possible), invitation to the premiere of the documentary, agroecological soap, plus a thematic tote bag.

    Shipping included (to Portugal)

    4 backers

  • Invest with
    200€ or more

    all of the above and the nearest AMAP produce basket.

    The reward for this amount includes all the previous rewards PLUS a produce basket (vegetables and fruits), coming from the closest AMAP to the donator's area of residence.

    Shipping included (to Portugal)

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21/01/2021

Campaign ended

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    Fim da Campanha

    A Campanha de crowdfunding para a realização do filme "Agroecologia em movimento" chegou ao fim!
    Foi um sucesso, agradecemos a tod@s @s apoiantes.
    Devido à Pandemia tivemos que adiar algumas datas de rodagem, tentaremos começar já no mês de Fevereiro.

    Serão contactadxs para receber as recompensas!

    Bem hajam!

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    CONSEGUIMOS! Chegámos aos 3000 euros!

    Gratidão extremíssima a todxs vós que contribuiram e divulgaram esta campanha!
    A 13 dias do fim da campanha, ficámos com a ambição de chegar aos 3500 para poder regressar a cada AMAP na temporada agrícola de Verão. Vemos assim a oportunidade de documentar os trabalhos e dinâmicas de cada AMAP e CSA no Inverno e no Verão.

    Bem Hajam!

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    Recta final!!

    Olá Familia, amigxs e companheirxs que apoiaram este projecto! Estamos muito gratxs por toda a atenção e apoio a este projecto documental. Começaremos a filmar no dia 27 de Janeiro. Para ja pedimos ainda que divulguem esta campanha entre os vossos contactos. Bem hajam!

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    BRUTAL!

    Tem sido incrível o apoio que temos recebido para realizar este projecto!
    Gratidão a todxs vocês que nos têm apoiado!
    Brutal!

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    Bem hajam Malta!
    Foram os primeiros 5 apoiantes, ficamos muito gratxs com o vosso apoio.
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