As global society becomes increasingly urbanized, there is a growing sense among many that we should reconnect with nature and improve our understanding of how the world works beyond the confines of the city. Even farming, however, has become more rigid over the past century to meet the food needs of growing populations.

In response to this, Artist and Ecologist team Patrick Lydon and Suhee Kang have been investigating the natural farming movement, which originated in Japan, and sharing what they have learned. Their film Final Straw: Food, Earth, Happiness sees them journeying through Japan, Korea and the US, talking with some of the movement’s foremost figures. In this interview, they share their thoughts on our connection with the environment, and how embracing that connection has the potential to make a difference in all our lives.

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