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Posts Tagged ‘Jessica Watkins’

American Pioneers: Ways of Living – a journey around east coast eco-communities

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

American Pioneers-Jess n Harper

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.

American Pioneers-Jess at Mountain Gardens
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

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