Whew, it’s HOT outside! How about coming inside for a nice movie about FARMING? This past year has seen a large amount of great movies coming out in the Agriculture/Farming genera. Here’s some of the best summer flics we’ve heard of, available at a theater or special event near you!

 the Greenhorns

Our friends over at the Greenhorns have created a beautiful, inspiring film that looks deep into the heart of the new farmer movement. Inspiring and authentic, it features interviews with fascinating young men and women working hard to make their way in the world of agriculture. BONUS – our own Violet Stone makes an appearance!

Check out the trailer here

Request a screening here

 Queen of the Sun: What are the bees telling us?

This award-winning documentary from Taggart Siegel explores the mystery of Colony Collapse Disorder and how it affects bees, beekeepers, and pollination worldwide.  How do habitat loss and pesticide use affect the bees?  What does the threat of the loss of this valuable pollinator mean to our world food system? 

Check out the trailer here

Request a screening here

 

Farmaggeddon: The Unseen War on American Family Farms

Filmmaker Kristin Canty’s quest to feed her family fresh, healthy, local food becomes a search to discover why this simple task is becoming more difficult.  She explores farm policies, buracracy, and regulations and presents an argument for universal, urgent concern about agriculture and food policy.

Check out the trailer here

Request a screening here

 GROW!

12 farms, 20 awesome young farmers, one great movie!  What is this new young farmer movement? Filmaker and photographer Anthony Masterson interviews twenty young Georgia farmers in the course of a growing season and presents a beautiful series of vignettes about what inspirations guide their transition to farm careers. 

Check out the trailer here

Request a screening here

 

One Response to “Summer Blockbuster Movies for Farmers & Farm Groups”

  1. OwenChristine says:

    Thanks for mentioning our film GROW! We are currently having screenings all over the US. If you are interested in hosting a screening in your area, (it’s a great way to have a fundraiser for your group or organization and raise awareness of the young farmer movement) or to find a schedule of screening dates and locations, go to:

    http://growscreening.blogspot.com/

    “I love putting my hands in the soil and being connected to nature in a way that so many people are not.” Darby, farmer

    “My feeling for organic growing is more than just making a living, it is making a difference.” Shirley, farmer

    “Be prepared to leave the theater with a desire to do more.” CIVIL EATS

    Cheers,
    Owen+Christine
    The filmmakers, GROW!

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