Hand to Mouth – About the Film

“Hand to Mouth: The Athens Local Food Revolution” came about because for years, Barbara would hear about a new farming technique taken up by local farmers, developments at the Athens Farmer’s Market, or about a new restaurant that served local food opening and she’d say to her husband, Zak, “Someone should make a movie about Athens’ local food movement.

He finally got tired of hearing her say that, and finally replied, “Well, why don’t you make the movie?”

Her logical reply was, “I don’t know how to make a documentary.”

His equally logical answer? “Well, you know people who do, so collaborate.”

So when she decided to collaborate and talked with her friend Dan, who did indeed know how to make a documentary, it turned out that he and Heather, (who ended up to be the location sound recordist for the film) had separately had that idea years before after hearing Warren Taylor of Snowville Creamery speak at the local Unitarian Fellowship.

It seemed fated, and so we all decided to come together and make the documentary.

That was a couple of years ago, and many hours of interviewing, filming, transcribing and writing have taken place since the idea caught hold of both Barbara and Dan. We’re pretty excited with how the film is progressing and within less than a year, we hope to be able to introduce it to the rest of the world.