04/10/2012 12:20 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Better Than Bear Grylls

In the event of a nuclear disaster, zombies taking over the planet, or industrial food collapse -- the subject of our latest film is who you'd want to be friends with. This short film is a meditation on survival and the beauty of doing things that are no longer necessary, but still worth doing. It takes place on a fall day in Andalusia, Alabama where we (The Perennial Plate crew) collected invasive Corbicula Clams with Jimmy and Sierra Stiles. After wading in the river looking for the creatures, we cooked them over a fire... made by hand.

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