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the agrarian virtues of simplicity, land stewardship, sustainable farming, local economies and rootedness to place have been replaced by a capital-intensive model of industrial agriculture characterized by machine labor, chemical fertilizers, soil erosion and debt - all of which have frayed the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.

2 comments:

  1. Interesting words, somewhat. The pictures, to one who actually pays attention to the topic of 'look and see' really don't do justice, IMVHO, to the topic. The perspective, as witness, bears severe limitations in that it implies the mythic belief of a natural system of an objective physical reality instead of the knowledge of it being a simulation virtual reality.
    Which, in this topic's case, the VR truth is undiscovered. It's no matter as the lower Entropy Consciousness of mythic believer's are the majority.
    The only way to reverse this trend, is to decrease the Entropy of the Consciousness level within, or even without, the mythic belief level.
    It's a high risk proposition for failure, so the Chinese curse of 'living in interesting times', is quite apropo.

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  2. It took approximately 20 seconds for the above comment to post, which is still typical for any page other than your index and I haven't posted due to it, specifically. I interrupted the typical process to get the posting page, so it came up quicker.

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