Dark Rye

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  • 2014
  • 1 Season

Dark Rye is a television series that is dedicated to exploring the human mind, body, and spirit. The show aims to present an intricate and personal insight into the diverse lives of individuals and their stories. Pivot, which is a digital television network, produces the show.

The show is in its first two seasons, with each episode having a runtime of 30 minutes. The show intertwines diverse and often compelling stories that center around food, art, sustainability, creativity, and culture. Dark Rye features a format that is non-traditional as it determines each piece by the strongest voices, issues, and ideas that are most crucial to our day-to-day lives.

Dark Rye brings to light the stories of entrepreneurs, farmers, food artisans, and creative individuals that are driven by the ambition to change the world. The show takes us into the world of companies like TOMS shoes, which is a company that seeks to give a pair of shoes to someone in need for every shoe purchased. Dark Rye also features organiZations like the Codex Foundation, which is an institution dedicated to the preservation and protection of literary and artistic works.

The show features a wide range of compelling stories that center around the food industry. For example, in the second season, the show highlights a New Mexico-based farm that specializes in growing rare and endangered chili peppers. The farm also uses an ancient form of agriculture that utilizes water harvesting and solar power. In another episode, the show takes us to Portland, Oregon, where a small brewery specializes in producing beer from sustainably-sourced ingredients. The show also explores how coffee shops may offer a unique and vital support system for communities beyond just the caffeine boost.

Dark Rye also highlights individuals that have utilized their unique talents to create meaningful, creative careers. The show features an artist that creates one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture, a musician that advocates for sustainability, and a photographer that captures cinematic landscapes using drones. These stories enable viewers to experience the incredible diversity of artistic individuals all in one place.

What sets Dark Rye apart is the focus that the show places on the community, which is a connecting theme throughout the series. Pivot's goal for Dark Rye is to bring people together to change the world for the better. The show focuses on the ways individuals can make a positive impact on their communities, and the ways that these communities can come together to create collective solutions.

This focus on community is evident in many of the show's episodes, with highlights that provide unique solutions for pressing social issues that may impact communities. For example, the show takes a look at a group that specializes in rescuing worm farms that suffered from soil contamination. There is also a story about the initiative to establish a community garden in a post-earthquake Slovenia. These initiatives are essential because they not only provide practical solutions to complex issues but also build a sense of cohesion and mutual support within communities.

In conclusion, Dark Rye is an exceptional series that immerses viewers in diverse stories of passionate and creative individuals seeking to change the world for the better. The show focuses on the pressing social and environmental issues that we face in our day-to-day lives, and how individuals from all walks of life can play a role in coming up with a solution. Dark Rye showcases the importance of community and how individuals can come together to achieve meaningful outcomes. Pivot's show is a must-watch for those individuals seeking inspiration and motivation to make a difference in their communities.

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20. Body
June 4, 2014
Dark Rye shadows a woodworker whose grandmother asked for a handcrafted, salvaged-wood casket. Then we head to Africa's Togo to seek out Cleopatra's beauty secrets, and finally we ride along two amazing triathletes.
19. Revival
May 28, 2014
Dark Rye takes you to Paris, where an American is determined to restore kale, the "˜forgotten vegetable' of France. Then we dye with blackberries, red cabbage, and rhubarb, and dance salsa along the shores of tropical Panama.
18. Wisdom
May 21, 2014
Dark Rye pokes around with Ed Keeylocko, maker of his own truly rarified town - Cowtown Keeylocko, Arizona - and we meet Douglas Rushkoff who explains how technology is affecting the rhythms that underlay our human experience.
17. Bake
May 14, 2014
Dark Rye brings the buttery goodness with an Austin-based pastry chef, a cookie-lover who landed in the biggest of all cities and made it feel like a small town with shortbread, and a couple making "˜little pillows of fried joy'.
16. Courage
May 7, 2014
Dark Rye boards an old Airstream with a family that's wandering America, and follows a globetrotter from Nicaragua to Kenya to Burundi to Rwanda and back. Then we get brave with a guy who wants to turn big energy on its head.
15. Detroit
April 30, 2014
Dark Rye searches for the best pickles in Detroit, meets the dreamers and makers behind i3 Detroit, a tech, arts and culture collaborative, and finally hops on the most tricked-out bus in the city.
14. Meat
April 23, 2014
A lawyer who's had multiple jobs and a chef who wastes not and wants not.
13. Childhood
April 16, 2014
Featuring one of the world's most-followed Joe Instagram photographers and the man who built Boing Boing.
12. Home
April 9, 2014
Visit the roof garden at Harpoon House. Plus a family museum that's full of treasures.
11. Wisdom
April 2, 2014
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10. Garden
March 26, 2014
A farm in Brooklyn; a San Fransisco goat dairy; a hydroponic rooftop greenhouse in Arizona.
9. Libation
March 19, 2014
Summary not available
8. Emerge
March 12, 2014
Summary not available
7. Tradition
March 5, 2014
Summary not available
6. Gather
February 26, 2014
Featuring a supporter of local meat in Portland, Oregon.
5. Partnership
February 19, 2014
The best chocolate and beer in Denmark; luxury Japanese tofu desserts in a Manhattan restaurant; searching in Tennessee for denim's soul.
4. Art
February 12, 2014
Join an eating designer, check out rings made out of baseball bats and church pews, and a play fort in the forest of Whistler, BC.
3. Cultivate
February 5, 2014
Featuring Detroit urban farms.
2. Senses
January 29, 2014
Searching for acorn muffins, an amazing coffee made by a blind man, Malaysian street food in San Francisco.
Launch (Pilot)
1. Launch (Pilot)
January 22, 2014
The last meals of death-row prisoners.
  • Premiere Date
    January 22, 2014