The Great American Wheat Harvest
The Great American Wheat Harvest is a documentary film that tells the story of hard-working American Families who spend each summer traveling from Texas to the Canadian border and beyond, harvesting thousands of acres of wheat. They take risks most of us wouldn't dream of taking so that all of us have an abundance of food on our tables.
On Her Own
On Her Own tells the story of Nancy Prebilich and her family as they struggle to save their 5th-generation farm during the Great Recession. When both of Nancy's parents suddenly pass away, Nancy, her sister, niece, and nephews fight to stay afloat in the face of loss and financial instability. On Her Own represents what is happening all across the U.S. as houses are foreclosed, families are forced to move for purely economic reasons, and small farms face ruthless competition from larger factory farms and land developers.
Occupy the Farm
Occupy the Farm tells the story of 200 urban farmers who walk onto a publicly-owned research farm and plant two acres of crops in order to save the land from becoming a real-estate development.
A vital investigation of the economic and environmental instability of America's food system, from the agricultural issues we face - soil loss, water depletion, climate change, pesticide use - to the community of leaders who are determined to fix it. Sustainable is a film about the land, the people who work it, and what must be done to sustain it for future generations.
Home from three combat tours in Iraq, Alex Sutton forges a new identity as a farmer, hatching chicks and raising goats on 43 acres in rural North Carolina. He dives into life on the farm with his new love Jessica, but cannot shake the lingering traumas of war. The stories he tells about his battlefield experiences seem unmoored from reality as he oscillates between states of heightened awareness and “feeling zombified” from a cocktail of prescriptions meant to keep him stable.
High Noon, Gunsmoke -- Westerns, where bad guys threatened but never prevailed. Troublesome Creek, a Midwestern, is the Oscar-nominated story of the Jordan family's gamble to save their Iowa farm. From fighting the Crooked Creek Gang in 1867 to fighting off the bank today, a Sundance Grand Jury Prize winning cliffhanger about history, humor and the settling and unsettling of America.