“Some people still view farmers as the old guy on a rickety tractor with overalls.”
“That’s not the case at all. We’re just like everyone else, we just have different jobs. We’re normal.”
Those are a couple of the quotes from a new movie that hits theaters next spring, Farmland.
Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker, James Moll, has unveiled an advance trailer and website for this film, which is now in post-production. The feature length documentary follows the next generation of American farmers and ranchers, examining the lives of farmers and ranchers in their 20s, in various regions across the U.S.
“I make documentaries because it’s a thrill to explore new topics and meet people that I might not otherwise cross paths with,” said Moll. “While making Farmland, I found myself immersed in a community of some of the most hard working, passionate people I’ve ever met. This film isn’t just about what it’s like to be a farmer, it’s about a way of life. It’s also about a subject that affects our lives daily.”
By the looks of the trailer the film will cover so much more than where food comes from. It also covers just what farming is all about. The challenges, risks, rewards and the hope for a new generation of hard working men and women that will take the lessons of their elders and the assistance of new technologies to help in feeding a hungry and growing world population for years to come.
Those in our industry will recognize what the movie is all about because farmers live with these issues and hardships everyday. The goal of this movie is to reach through that big screen and deliver a message to the viewer that there is much more to that bag of popcorn and delicious snacks than the theater employee that handed them over.