2020 IFF Dan Eldon Activist Award

Directed by: Jeanne Meyers, Wendy Milette, Jonah Elias | Production Company: The MY HERO Project | 2020 | USA | 7:51



The 2020 MY HERO International Film Festival is proud to award "Taking Root" with the Dan Eldon Activist Award. 

In Danang, it’s socially accepted to farm crops utilising chemicals that are harmful to the environment and to the health of the farmers. In a small farming area outside the city, Mr. Loi, a local farmer, discovers the techniques of chemical-free farming. Motivated by his desire to keep the environment clean and provide the locals with fresh and healthy produce, he takes action to change the perception of clean farming in his farming co-op.

"Taking Root" is a short documentary film that explores Mr. Loi’s journey to educate himself and encourage others to learn organic farming techniques, to ultimately spread clean farming throughout the city and Vietnam.

This video was produced on location in Vietnam by an Actuality Media student crew.