WWOOF UK is going to be featured in an upcoming film! Meet Kate Colenbrander, a documentary filmmaker who is travelling around the UK to record the experiences of WWOOF hosts and members. Read more about Kate’s project in her own words below:
Hi! My name is Kate Colenbrander.
I am a filmmaker from Toronto, Canada working with WWOOF UK to create a short documentary series about the daily lives and interactions of farmers and WWOOFers. I believe that by focusing on the personal and everyday we can say a lot about the state of food systems as a whole in the UK and the standards across the world. The project is a fluid one, influenced by each person I meet and the uniqueness that can be contained in a farm.
I think that society as a whole is getting more comfortable asking “where is my food coming from” but often we don’t ask the equally important question of “who does my food come from” along with it.
Having grown up in a city I’ve worked in environments that surround food scarcity, farm workers rights and food systems as a whole, but I’ve always wanted to go deeper into the actual process of agriculture rather than simply the effects of it. I am deeply passionate about food justice, environmentalism, diversity in farming and most of all finding ways of representation to make all of these major concepts accessible and exciting.
So I’ll be popping around farms with my camera filming all I can! Doing interviews, following daily routines along with helping out on the farm at the same time. I cannot wait to get started exploring farms and telling stories. I look forward to meeting everyone participating and connecting with the WWOOF community as a whole.
You can find examples of Kate’s work on her website here: https://katecolenbrander.com/