Day 41: Go Further
Go Further: The Film and Book with Woody Harrelson and Friends
Welcome to Day 41!
GO FURTHER, the film by award-winning documentary filmmaker Ron Mann, explores the idea that the single individual is the key to large-scale transformational change.
The film follows actor Woody Harrelson as he takes a small group of friends on a bio-fuelled bus-ride down the Pacific Coast Highway. Their goal? To show the people they encounter that there are viable alternatives to our habitual, environmentally-destructive behaviors.
The travelers include a yoga-teacher, a raw food chef, a hemp-activist, a junk-food addict, and a college student who suspends her life to impulsively hop aboard. We see the hostility these pilgrims encounter, and watch as their ideas are challenged from within and without.
We meet an entrepreneur who runs a paper company that does not harm trees; an organic farmer who believes Nature is his partner; a man who teaches environmental activists to use humor as a strategic weapon. And throughout, we see Harrelson test his belief that the transformation of our planet begins with the small personal transformations that are within the grasp of each and every one of us, after which… we’ll go further. . . .
We have included Woody Harrelson’s project in this program because he is one of our most public advocates on the benefits of plant-based nutritional approaches, and a great advocate for health at every level. Woody completed a 40-Day Juice fast under the direction of Dr. Gabriel Cousens, M.D. in 2006.
“I believe the way I choose to live my life now,” says Woody, who is an ethical vegan and raw foodist, in the book, “is more considerate, kind, and ultimately fulfilling than the way I lived in the past. I don’t think I believed I could incorporate the changes I’ve made into my life, but I was open to the ideas and made the changes; you can find other ways to do things.”
HOW TO GO FURTHER: A Guide to Simple Organic Living: The Book
Woody Harrelson wants us to know that we still have the power to change the world for the better. With the publication of the book How To Go Further: A Guide to Simple Organic Living, Woody hopes that the message of leading a happier, healthier life while using less of the world’s resources will reach even more people. “I believe the way I choose to live my life now,” says Woody, who is an ethical vegan and raw foodist, “is more considerate, kind, and ultimately fulfilling than the way I lived in the past. I don’t think I believed I could incorporate the changes I’ve made into my life, but I was open to the ideas and made the changes; you can find other ways to do things.”
Thank you for considering the inspirational presentation today. Get a copy of the Go Further DVD and watch it – it is great Juice Feasting viewing. Perhaps the greatest takeaway from Woody Harrelson’s project is the fun of living a deeper life of love and care.
Media, Films, & Documentaries
[Documentary DVD] Go Further with Woody Harrelson and Friends
Get on the bio-fueled bus with actor and activist Woody Harrelson and his band of “Merry Hempsters” as they embark on a 1,300-mile road trip from Seattle to Santa Barbara to promote environmental awareness and “Simple Organic Living.” Pop and counter-culture documentarian Ron Mann (Grass, Comic Book Confidential, Twist) chronicles every leg of Harrelson’s journey, from college campus appearances and encounters with curious onlookers, to a visit with 1960s icon Ken Kesey. With his fellow travelers, including one confessed junk food addict, Harrelson is determined to change hearts and minds, one hemp burger and sweet avocado chocolate mousse pie at a time. Featuring the music of Natalie Merchant, Bob Weir, Anthony Kiedis and Dave Matthews. “It’s all good, dude.”
[Documentary DVD] Hempsters: Plant the Seed
More than a political study of cannabis, HEMPSTERS is a rousing portrait of our country’s most spirited and sensible free-thinkers. After witnessing Woody Harrelson’s arrest for planting four feral hemp seeds in Kentucky, his subsequent trial and acquittal, filmmaker Michale Henning travels across the country in search for the mysterious and demonized plant’s in United States history. From the Tiospaye clan of Native American Lakota to Julia Butterfly Hill and Gatewood Galbraith, HEMPSTERS is a hyper-paced film with a sizzling soundtrack that gets to the heart of just about evey grassroots issue in America today.