The Real Dirt on Farmer John

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The Real Dirt on Farmer John

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The Real Dirt on Farmer John

Release Date: January 20, 2006

Year    :   2006
Slogan    :   «An epic tale of a maverick Midwestern farmer.»
Genres    :   Documentary
Production Companies    :   Collective Eye Films
Director    :   Taggart Siegel
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RunTime    :   82 mins.

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.




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