When Jessica Watkins told me about her plans to film the eco communities of the East Coast as part of her new project Anima Rising, I asked her to write an article about her travels. Read on and be inspired by Ways of Living...
Written by Jessica Watkins
We are circling the Blue Ridge Mountains in a car packed with sleeping bags, tent, dresses, and emergency granola bars. My friend Harper Cowan and I have a month on the road, an itinerary of intentional communities to visit, and a modest bag of camera equipment. Filming a documentary about communes on the east coast of America has been a fantasy of ours for years, and now here we are, sleeping in the wilderness, constantly losing our tripod, and setting our dream into motion.
Jessica at Mountain Gardens
At each stop off we are asked for our reasons behind making the film. A large part is curiosity - do people still live in communes? Would I like it? What do they do? Are they making… read more