PORTRAIt OF A FARMER
A DOCUMENTARY SHORT
Premiers June 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 agriculture workers endure 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 in our country. Stress related health outcomes are a real risk and it turns out that our political system may be at fault. There is a problem on our plains, and nobody seems to notice.
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.
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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 film festival circuit, our award worthy short form documentary will reach millions of viewers to catalyze conversation all across our country.
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