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Food, Earth, Happiness [20 Minute Version] (Public Screening License)

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This license is for public screenings of the 20 minute short film for events that fit any one the following categories:

  • NPO/NGO organizations
  • Events with a government or corporate sponsor
  • Any event which charges admission

License Terms

The purchaser of this public screening license is given a non-exclusive, one-time right to screen the 20 minute short film  to public audiences of up to 200 persons. This license allows for both physical and virtual screenings, however, if your event is archived in any publically-available way, the film material must be redacted from the archive. 

For multiple screenings, simply adjust the 'quantity'.

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About the Film

A majestic journey through Japan, Korea, and the United States that turns our perceptions of food (and life) upside down in a simple and poetic way. 

Solutions for our most pressing social and ecological issues come from unexpected places in a bite-sized film that New York Times bestselling author Alicia Bay Laurel calls “beautiful … both art and documentary.”

Inspired by the work and philosophy of Masanobu Fukuoka, artist Patrick M. Lydon (USA) and editor Suhee Kang (South Korea) spend four years meeting and studying with multiple generations of modern day natural farmers. The result is a film that weaves breathtaking landscapes and an eclectic original soundtrack together with stories and insights from an inspiring cast of natural farmers, chefs, and teachers. The film gives modern-day relevance to age-old ideas about more sustainable, regenerative, and harmonious ways of living with the earth.

Current-day leaders in the natural farming movement featured in the film include Yoshikazu Kawaguchi (Japan), Seonghyun Choi (Korea), Larry Korn (United States), and a dozen others. Their stories illuminate a brilliant-yet-maddeningly-simple path to sustainability and well being, one popularized by the late Masanobu Fukuoka, author of the seminal environmental text “One Straw Revolution.”

Far-reaching in its application, “Food, Earth, Happiness” offers seeds to grow solutions for social and environmental justice.


– directed, filmed, and produced by –

Patrick M. Lydon and Suhee Kang

– produced by –

SocieCity Films

City as Nature

– associate producer –

Kaori Tsuji

– production assistant & animation –

Heeyoung Park

– characters –

Yoshikazu Kawaguchi

Larry Korn

Kristyn Leach

Seong Hyun Choi

Etsko Kagamiyama

Ryosok Hong

Maki Sobajima

Kenji Murakami

Yoshiki Yamamoto

Osamu Kita

Kazuaki Okitsu

Dennis Lee

– musicians –


WindSync: Anni Hochhalter, horn; Garrett Hudson, flute; Tracy Jacobson, bassoon; Jack Marquardt, clarinet; Erin Tsai, oboe

Ipppen: Youji Kohno and Ben Nakamura

Joyful Island

100% of the proceeds from this film go directly towards Final Straw Projects for fostering social and ecological well being.

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You'll get the public license version of the film in HD quality for download. Plus downloadable resources including posters, images, and press kit.

Running Time
20 min
MP4 (HD 720p)
File Size
Public Screening (one-time)

Food, Earth, Happiness [20 Minute Version] (Public Screening License)

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