NATIONAL AGRICULTURE NEWS
'Farmland' counters Hollywood message
5/2/2014 at 11:10 a.m.
From NPR's "The Salt" blog:
The movie Farmland opened in theaters Thursday. It's the latest in a string of documentaries about agriculture, like Food Inc. and King Corn.
But while the latter two films made damning accusations about the environmental and human costs of modern agribusiness, this documentary was funded by agribusiness. It tells a very different story. ...
The documentary shows some of the grittier aspects of farming, so it doesn't look like an industry public relations film. And, arguably, it's not. The alliance hired a respected director for the project, Oscar-winning documentarian James Moll.
A special invitation-only advance screening of the film is scheduled for Wednesday, May 7, at the Malco Towne Cinema in Rogers. The following evening, the same theater will show a public screening at 7 p.m. Tickets for the public event can be purchased here.