Vamos a la Milpa
Release Year: 2021
Country: United States
Director: Theo Rigby
Producers: Jose Artiga and Andrea Arauz
Sound recordist/Editor: Orlando Torres
Writers: Orlando Torres, Theo Rigby
Transcription: Andrea Arauz
Vamos a la Milpa is a portrait of a burgeoning movement in Honduras that aims to restore food security to the Honduran people. As the food and hunger crisis in Honduras deepens, Vamos a la Milpa, a project of the SHARE Foundation and Friends of Honduras, aims to achieve food security by resurrecting the tradition of planting vegetable gardens of corn, beans, squash, and potatoes in small plots of land and /or pots in every home.
About the director
Theo Rigby is a director, cinematographer, and interactive storyteller based out of San Francisco. He has been creating stories focusing on the immigrant experience in the United States for over the last decade and is the founder of iNation Media. Theo recently finished Waking Dream, a short documentary series about young undocumented people with DACA permits that was funded by ITVS and distributed on the IndieLens Storycast Youtube channel. He is currently in production on Sanctuary Rising, a feature documentary about the faith-based Sanctuary movement. Theo’s past projects include Immigrant Nation, The Caretaker, The Mayor, Marathon, and Sin País, which have been nationally broadcast on POV, showcased on the New York Times, and screened at film festivals around the world. Theo has been recognized with an Immigrant Rights Leadership Award from the City of San Francisco, is a 2018 JustFilms Rockwood Fellow, 2020 Jewish Film Institute Fellow, 2021 Logan nonfiction fellow, and won a Student Academy Award for his film Sin País. His work has received support from the MacArthur Foundation, Tribeca Film Institute, ITVS, San Francisco Foundation, and the Emerson Collective among other foundations. Theo graduated with a M.F.A. in Documentary Film from Stanford University and before making films was an award-winning photojournalist working for major newspapers and magazines around the world.