About the film
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The Real Dirt on Farmer John
Release Date: January 20, 2006
|Slogan||:||«An epic tale of a maverick Midwestern farmer.»|
|Production Companies||:||Collective Eye Films|
An outcast in his community, Farmer John bravely stands amidst a failing economy, vicious rumors, and violence. By melding the traditions of family farming with the power of art and free expression, this powerful story of transformation and renewal heralds a resurrection of farming in America. Through highly personal interviews and 50 years of beautifully textured footage, filmmaker Taggart Siegel shares Farmer John’s haunting and humorous odyssey, capturing what it means to be wildly different in a rural community.