Update: Amazing new documentary you can help fund: “Children of the Vine”

“Children of the Vine”, new documentary on the impacts of the wine industry’s “sustainable” practices. (Let’s just stop using this word as it is only greenwashing used by corporations to make you feel good when you buy their products and instead use the word “regenerative” farming ….)

“Glyphosate is everywhere throughout our food chain. We know Roundup contains many other chemicals, which when mixed together are 1,000 times more toxic than glyphosate on its own.”

– Dr. Robin Mesnage, Dept. of Medical & Molecular Genetics, Kings College


A global nightmare is unfolding as farmers and scientists stand at a crossroads questioning the impacts of pesticides and herbicides on human health. At the center of this controversy is glyphosate, the primary active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, the most widely used herbicide in the world. Glyphosate was recently identified as a possible cancer causing agent and is now found in breast milk, baby food, wine and 80{5fc40a96f14c4a6aa4c2a32569b0a57dcc67c0b31eb04c341474283f11b6cdd2} of food grown in the United States.

Why is glyphosate filtering into so many facets of our daily lives? And why are countries banning glyphosate while the United States uses more of it than any other country in the world? Children Of The Vine will peel back the curtain on the flawed regulatory practices that are causing more harm than good to public health while also revealing the scary science behind toxic farming practices. In the end, this solution driven documentary will highlight more sustainable large scale farming practices capable of feeding the world.

Children of the Vine Director

Brian Lilla is an award winning director whose films have had positive repercussions around the globe. Lilla’s documentary Patagonia Rising investigates the impacts of a proposal to build five large-scale dams in the heart of Patagonia, Chile. After airing on Netflix, The Discovery Channel and multiple international television stations, Patagonia Rising helped inform Chile’s final decision against building the dams. Variety Magazine has described Lilla’s work as “Intelligent and awe inspiring”, while the New York Times wrote his work is “Beautifully filmed and patiently explained”. Lilla lives in Napa, California, with his wife and two children.


Children Of The Vine is currently in production and is seeking financial support. Sponsored by The Center For Independent Documentary (CID), any financial donations to are tax deductible through CID’s 501(c)3 sponsorship program.

For mail in checks, please make checks out to The Center For Independent Documentary with Children Of The Vine in the memo line. Send to:

The Center For Independent Documentary
c/o Children Of The Vine
1300 Soldiers Field Road, Suite #4
Boston MA 02135

Corporate Sponsors

Children Of The Vine is being made possible by individual, corporate and foundation giving. We are proud to receive support from the following organizations:

  • Patagonia, Inc
  • CAP Foundation