Friday, July 21, 2017

New Wendell Berry Film Trailer

The title of this film is "Look & See, a Portrait of Wendell Berry." One of the film's producers is Robert Redford, and the director is Laura Dunn.

In it, poet and activist, Wendell Berry, presents the changing values and landscape of rural America over his lifetime. He is an 82-year old Kentucky farmer and writer. The film covers his poetic outlook, family, community and his earlier years.

From the film's website:
In the span of a generation, the agrarian virtues of simplicity, land stewardship, sustainable farming, local economies and rootedness to place have been replaced by a capital-intensive model of industrial agriculture characterized by machine labor, chemical fertilizers, soil erosion and debt - all of which have frayed the fabric of rural communities.