“A vindication of flower power idealism... A flat out wonderful film! ” - Rick Steves

In 1988, filmmaker Kevin Tomlinson filmed and interviewed a group of back-to-the-land ”hippies”—living off-grid, insulated and isolated from mainstream culture.

 

In 2006, he tracked down his subjects again to find out what had become of their families’ utopian plans and dreams.

 

The film captures a time-lapse view of these back-to-the-landers told with moving personal stories of non-conforming tribal families—with lots of freedom but little cash, of unflinching political activism in the midst of small-town, rural America, and hippie kids who today ask whether free love was really free.

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A Transforming and loving
portrait!
          -the Oregonian

'Back to the Garden' lives the dream and walks the talk!
-Wavy Gravy

 

Offbeat, compelling and Inspired. A Must See film!
-Vancouver Sun

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