Gaining Ground: The Fight For Black Land continues to garner accolades and awards, recently grabbing the Platinum MarCom Award for BEST DOCUMENTARY, and BEST TRAILER at the Carolina Film Festival. But wait, there’s more! Since embarking on its festival screening schedule in June, Gaining Ground has been recognized with seven awards throughout its Summer festival run. Click through to read more and to check out the festival award laurels.
From blogs to Black radio, Gaining Ground has inspired a good deal of coverage from those interested in not just the award-winning documentary, but also the issues the film spotlights regarding Black land loss. We are grateful for the various and varied coverage of this film and its journey as we continue to present it at Summer film festivals. Click through to link to the many ways Gaining Ground has been presented in the media and be sure to follow the film on Instagram for the latest news, events, and press links.
Gaining Ground: The Fight for Black Land was the subject of a sneak peek on May 20 at the 20th Annual North Carolina Black Film Festival in beautiful historic Wilmington, NC. The film’s director, Eternal Polk joined John Deere’s LEAP Manager Tharlyn Fox at NCBFF to discuss the documentary and the issues covered in the film. This event served as an unofficial kickoff to the forthcoming film festival circuit that will feature Gaining Ground as we go through the Summer. We are grateful for the opportunity to present the issues concerning Black farmers at this intimate gathering. Click through to read more.
Over 100 invited guests of Horizon Media attended this virtual Black History Month Event with Gaining Ground Writer/Director, Eternal Polk and moderated by Horizon Media’s NOIR CORE members, Alysha Carson and Kyla Nwede. After viewing a clip from the Gaining Ground documentary, the panel explored the history and modern-day realities of Black soil, agriculture, and gardening with each offering how we can continue to progress not only as a society via opportunities but also as individuals, by tending to healing our own internal gardens.
Johane Domersant, Head of Global Talent Supply, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion/John Deere, and Gaining Ground Producer/Director Eternal Polk offer inspirational advice to career-minded attendees using their personal stories as motivation. This event took place in Orlando December 2022.
In this packed discussion at Advertising Week NYC, Al Roker moderated a conversation with Mara Downing, Vice President, Global Brand Management and Corporate Communications/John Deere, Johane Domersant, Head of Global Talent Supply, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion/John Deere, and Gaining Ground Producer/Director Eternal Polk on how brands can effectively craft storytelling to communicate solutions to social issues. This event also teased the documentary Gaining Ground – The Fight For Black Land with clips and discussion. The complete talk is presented above.