Movie: Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman: Conservation Heroes of the American Heartland
The North Salem Open Land Foundation and the Keeler Library will be showing this inspiring story of heartland conservation heroes who are feeding the world while stewarding the land and water. This documentary will change your mind about what it means to be an environmentalist.
The film, which premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and debuted on the Discovery Channel in August 2017, follows people like Dusty Crary, a fourth-generation Montana rancher who forged alliances between cattlemen, federal agencies, hunters and environmental groups to protect millions of acres on Rocky Mountain wilderness. Justin Knopf, a fifth-generation Kansas farmer is revolutionizing industrial scale agriculture to rebuild soil fertility. And Louisiana fisherman Wayne Werner finds a way to reverse the threat of over fishing of the mighty red snapper the signature fish in Werner’s Gulf of Mexico’s waters.
Based on a book by best-selling author Miriam Horn of Environmental Defense Fund, Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman, is narrated by award-winning journalist Tom Brokaw. At a time of great division in America, the film shines a light on bi-partisan solutions to challenges facing our land, wildlife, croplands and fisheries – including climate change.
A Short Q and A with Eric Pooley, Senior Vice President, Environmental Defense Fund and an advisor on the film, will follow the 1:43 minute screening.