The Real Dirt on Farmer John

The Real Dirt on Farmer John

DVD - 2007
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The Peterson family farm is located in Caledonia, 75 miles outside Chicago. Like many farms, it thrived for decades and expanded in the 1960s to survive. As John Peterson approached his college years, his father unexpectedly died, leaving him in charge. Thus, John became a farmer, albeit a strange farmer, with one foot in the counterculture and the other in rich organic soil. The film, combining his mother Anna's home movies and footage by his close friend Taggart Siegel, explores the Rockwellian experience of growing up on a Midwestern farm, the calamitous failure of family farms in the age of corporate farming, and the rise of organic gardening and Community Supported Agriculture.
Publisher: [Portland, OR] : Collective Eye, Inc. ; New York, NY : Distributed by Gaiam Media, [2007]
ISBN: 9780766231429
Branch Call Number: DVD 630 R229
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 82 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Oct 06, 2017

What a disgrace! Please don't associate REAL farmers to this trash.

coolcatz_0 Feb 17, 2014

very bad movie, extremely weird


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