While tobacco kills, for some it’s their livelihood. Why grow this killer crop? Cynthia Hill and Curtis Gaston explore this question in their film, Tobacco Money Feeds My Family. For three years, they documented the lives of tobacco farmers, their families and communities. Through their stories and Hill’s memories of growing up in a tobacco farming community, the film shows the human side of this controversial crop. Tobacco Money Feeds My Family is currently screening in festivals across the country. The film has aired regionally on PBS and was offered nationally in Fall 2006.

Director | Cynthia Hill