It came as a shock to us, so much of a shock we wondered if there was some sort of mistake!

How could our little short film win BEST Environmental  & Ecology Film of North America ?    Are you sure it wasn’t “Short Film” or “Student Film?”

We are thrilled to announced (after we checked for any misprints) that Homegrown Revolution won Best Environment & Ecology Film – North America at the highly esteemed Swansea Bay Film Festival UK

“We, the Jules Dervaes family, are first and foremost gardeners and urban homesteaders, and we wanted to tell the story of our earth care journey, Path to Freedom.

We are ecstatic that Homegrown Revolution has won the prestigious award of Best Environment & Ecology Film–USA and would like to thank all those involved in making this possible: Patron Catherine Zeta Jones; Festival Director Roger Lawrence Williams; the Festival jury; and many others.

Thank you for this special recognition, which will result in a larger audience becoming interested in how they can change their world through this message of freedom.”

Purchase your DVD copy – share with family, friend and folks in your community, inspire to be the change.    Never doubt that a small film can have such a huge impact.

FYI: Just to clear up some confusion.  The DVD version that we are selling is NOT the one and the same as the YouTube version.


  1. Chris says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! So deserving! Well done!

    • Anais says:

      @Chris: Thank you! And thank you for your positive encouragement and support. This site and the film were made possible by readers like yourself. Thank you for helping us grow.

  2. Darcy says:

    Congratulations to you all! You’re a wonderful inspriation to us all!!

  3. Karen says:

    Congratulations to everyone involved in making the film! It’s just wonderful, and I’m very excited for you! Note to self: get over to Peddler’s Wagon and buy a copy…..

  4. Anais says:

    Thanks all, so great to see new faces here at LHITC Hope everyone has a bountiful and productive year. Blessings to all

  5. Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings says:

    Well deserved!! Congratulations Dervaes Family!!

  6. Eloise Martindale says:

    Well done! Many years of faithfulness to your vision is finally being recognized. You are an inspiration and a beacon of hope in a very dark and discouraging world. Thank you!

  7. CE says:

    Congratulations Dervaes Family!! Yours is an example of what happens when you do what you love and live within your beliefs.

  8. Kim says:

    Congratulations guys. Was so disappointed to not make the showing when you were in Palmerston North. How do I go about buying a copy from here in NZ?

    • Anais says:

      @Kim: Sorry we missed you too. Our trip was a very, very short one but luckily I got to see the homestead where I was born! You can purchase via the website here http://www.homegrownrevolution.com/shop and just make a note that you would like a “PAL Version”

  9. Ben says:

    Congrats guys and gals!! You are an inspiration to me! Keep up the great work!

    • Anais says:

      @Ben: Thanks for the comment, glad to be of help and inspiration. I just popped on over to your blog – loved your “Around the Urban Homestead” 😉 Glad to hear that Stumpy is doing well. She seems to love being with her buddies.

  10. Annette says:

    Congratulations, you guys! You’re the inspiration behind the development of newbie urban homesteaders like myself!

  11. Jill says:


    • Anais says:

      @Jill: Thanks!

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