Mentor, relisher of life.
Les Blank, Filmmaker of America’s Periphery, Dies at 77
By Bruce Weber, Published: April 7, 2013
Les Blank, whose sly, sensuous and lyrical documentaries about regional music and a host of other idiosyncratic subjects, including Mardi Gras, gaptoothed women, garlic and the filmmaker Werner Herzog, were widely admired by critics and other filmmakers if not widely known by moviegoers, died on Sunday at his home in Berkeley, Calif. He was 77.
This is an experiential film: there are no interviews with farmers or agricultural experts. The goal is the experience; dealing with the realities of a season of farming and the physical and emotional grit born of self-reliance.
Filmed over two years, Boone is a sensual homage to the liberation inherent in self-discipline and risk. Watch the trailer HERE.
7:00 pm Doors
7:30 pm THE GREENHORNS
8:30 pm Panel Discussion
9:00 pm Drinks and Conversation
GROWING FARMERS, a documentary highlighting the new generation of farmers on Long Island and the struggles and triumphs of the farming community, premiered at the 2012 Hamptons International Film Festival and won the audience award for Best Short Film. The film includes interviews with Long Island farmers including Sylvester Manor Board Member and Quail Hill Farm Director Scott Chaskey. Film co-producer Hilary Leff will be at the screening along with Sylvester Manor Board Member Sara Gordon and Farm Manager Julia Trunzo to lead a round table discussion with the audience and other local farmers including Herb Strobel, Fred Lee, Chris Browder, and more!
The screening will take place at Sylvester Manor on Friday, March 22 at 7:00 pm. Please RSVP to email@example.com
WATCH THE TRAILER HERE
another worthy indiegogo campaign: FarmShorts
FarmShorts is a web video initiative to benefit sustainable farms, food producers, local artists and the regional local community. We are creating an online, coherent visual landscape of the local food movement as beautiful and diverse as the farms and people at the heart of it.
We want you to know your farmer.
Why FarmShorts? Our super cute video on this campaign page explains our whole story, from single farms to the Big Picture, in about 3 minutes! Basically, we want to show the world what the sustainable food movement looks like, one farm (or food business) at a time, via quality web videos that entertain, inform and do not waste your time. We have a big vision and we want to make an IMPACT.
read more HERE
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The documentary was also way to explore our relationships with food and work; one more statement as to why such small-scale foods should be supported over the industrialised flattening of taste.
Lastly, the film is an expression of determination to see the completed project. While starting a business (artisan food distribution, of course!) and relocating between three countries we filmed throughout a year and a half of seasons, then slowly but surely worked through the post-production.
Thanks to the film participants, and to our friends and family for the encouragement, in all of its forms!
Seeds of Freedom charts the story of seed from its roots at the heart of traditional, diversity rich farming systems across the world, to being transformed into a powerful commodity, used to monopolise the global food system.The film highlights the extent to which the industrial agricultural system, and genetically modified (GM) seeds in particular, has impacted on the enormous agro -biodiversity evolved by farmers and communities around the world, since the beginning of agriculture.
Seeds of Freedom seeks to challenge the mantra that large-scale, industrial agriculture is the only means by which we can feed the world, promoted by the pro-GM lobby. In tracking the story of seed it becomes clear how corporate agenda has driven the take over of seed in order to make vast profit and control of the food global system. Continue Reading →