Far beyond merely offering an alternative model for agriculture, a community supported agriculture co-op straddles the line between an inspiring vision and sobering reality.
Over a period of nine years, this documentary observes the Kartoffelkombinat, a community supported agriculture co-op in Munich, on its way to becoming Germany’s largest agricultural cooperative. The efforts of the organization’s two founders have been in service of a grander vision: finding an alternative to the capitalist mode of production. But the road there is rocky, and suddenly the project is on the verge of failure.
Meet the director
Moritz Springer, born in Starnberg in 1979, is a writer and director. After gaining experience on the sets of feature films and his own short projects, he made his first documentary, JOURNEY TO JAH, in 2014. The film received the Audience Award at the Zurich Film Festival and the Award of the DEFA Foundation at the Max-Ophüls-Preis Festival. His second documentary, PROJEKT A, received the Audience Award at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN 2015 and was screened to more than 25,000 viewers in German theaters. His third film, MEIN OPA, KARIN UND ICH, premiered at DOK.fest München in 2020. His latest project, DAS KOMBINAT, deals with solidarity agriculture.