Reversing the Mississippi Blog 

Explore the story behind the film and join director/DP Ian Midgley on the road as he traveled the backroads of the USA for a year making Reversing the Mississippi (formerly titled The Spark).

Open Source Ecology

Official site of Open Source Ecology. Learn more about Marcin Jakubowski and the Global Village Construction Site and where the project is now.


Our School At Blair Grocery

Official blog of Our School at Blair Grocery. See what they’ve been up to in the garden and in the classroom today.


 International Documentary Association

Fiscal sponsors for Reversing the Mississippi, providing us with non-profit status and guidance through the film-making process.


Filament Features

Co-production company of ‘Reversing the Mississippi’


Cropaganda Films

Co-production company of ‘Reversing the Mississippi’



Please note – “Reversing the Mississippi” was formerly titled ‘The Spark”


Reversing the Mississippi: A Tale of Two ChangemakersShareable Magazine, November 3rd, 2015


Documentary Chronicles Work as Challenging as ‘Reversing the Mississippi’NolaVie, October 19, 2015


New Orleans Film Festival 2015 Recap Part II - NSavides Podcast, October 25, 2015


Renewing the Human Spirit: Igniting the Spark and Maintaining the FlameCommunities Magazine, Winter 2013


“The Spark,” An Upcoming Documentary Film That Shows A Blueprint for Realistic, Immediate SolutionsCity Farmer News, June 16, 2013


Kickstarting the Modern FarmModern Farmer, June 13, 2013


Christina Heller on “Dangerous Conversation”“Dangerous Conversation” with Scotty ‘Ledge’ Ledger, June 13, 2013


Help Ignite The Spark on July 13!Shuttleworth Foundation, May 17, 2013


Films to Fuel the Revolution: Filmmakers PanelPolitical Fail Blog, April 24, 2013


Using Open Source to Build Sustainable Communities: Film to Put Open Source Ecology in the SpotlightComputerworld, April 23, 2013


“The Spark” (A Groundbreaking Documentary)Newfish, April 21, 2013
Mongrel Patriot Review: DJ Turner and “The Spark” DocumentaryNewtopia Magazine, April 16, 2013


The Film and Festival Express At 1:54:00 — Powell River Community Radio, March 24, 2013


LRN.FM Hour 2 Christina HellerFreedom’s Phoenix, March 12, 2013


The American Underground Network Broadcast
At 1:20:00 — The American Underground Network


How To Save a Film From Dying in the DesertSharable Magazine, June 7, 2012


Framed Magazine ArticleFramed Magazine, 2011