THE PORTRAIT OF A FARMER STORY
PREMIERES JANUARY 2018
The farmer has long stood as an icon of American fortitude—laboring tirelessly in difficult conditions for long hours and slim profit margins. . Scattered across rolling hills and flat plains, hundreds of thousands of farmers work long, arduous hours to cultivate this country. There is nothing romantic about this reality. Long periods of isolation, lack of access to resources, physical demands, and access to fatal means have led to agony in American agriculture. Recent research has revealed that the American farmer is more than twice as likely to commit suicide than any other occupation.
Through breathtaking cinematography and sobering research, this documentary short will explore the oft unspoken issue of mental health in America through the lens of our most at-risk population — the American farmer.
OFFICIAL TRAILER (COMING SOON)
Leveraging Film to Catalyze Conversation
This is more than just a film. It's a national campaign to look at mental health in America through the lens of our most at-risk population - the American farmer. We're building a network of partners across the country who will host screenings, share the film, and ignite local conversations. Together with their partnership and a national festival network, we'll produce an award worthy short form documentary that will drive attention toward this issue.