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Back to the Garden, flower power comes full circle

flower power comes full circle

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Overview

Genre
Environment, Contemporary Issues, Cultural History, Religion, and Personal Doc
Synopsis

In 1988, filmmaker Kevin Tomlinson filmed and interviewed a group of back-to-the-land ”hippies”—living off-grid, insulated and isolated from mainstream culture.

In 2006, he tracked down his subjects again to find out what had become of their families’ utopian plans and dreams.

The film captures a time-lapse view of these back-to-the-landers told with moving personal stories of non-conforming tribal families—with lots of freedom but little cash, of unflinching political activism in the midst of small-town, rural America, and hippie kids who today ask whether free love was really free.

Stage
finished
Running time
70 and 57 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Heaven Scent Films
Country
United States
Years of Production
1988 & '89...2006-2009
Locations
Washington State, USA

Distribution Details

Release year
2009
Festivals
Seattle International Film Fest., Maui, San Francisco Doc film fest, Globians (Berlin), Dutch Environmental ff, Tel Aviv Spiritual ff, Barcelona Environmental, Vancouver Intl. ff, Byron Bay Intl. ff (Australia), Santa Fe, Wild and Scenic Environmental ff
Awards
Winner: BEST DOCUMENTARY, Tacoma Film Festival, Winner: BEST DOCUMENTARY, Rainier Film Festival, Best Environmental film nominee, Byron Bay film festival, Best of Washington, (Ellensburg, WA.) Audience Award/runner-up (Bendfilm festival, Bend, OR
Distribution
Heaven Scent Films
Language
English
Subtitles
Spanish

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