We all have some ideas of the life of farmers but it’s not very clear what they have to deal with now that more and more people can look things up online about how food is grown. Every time you hear someone say, “Eat only organic!” they have no idea what they are doing to the price of foods for everyone else because it has a circle effect. Want more organic foods from the farm? Sure, then be ready to pay higher prices then. Farmers are aware of this and it puts a huge strain on their production line.
James Moll decided to find out exactly what farmers did and were like in his new film. He grew up all his life in LA but never once on a farm. What he learned surprised him a lot. Read the story and go watch his movie, Farmland.
The famous film maker, Ken Burns, went to a small town in Vermont and told the story of how one all-boys school uses the famous Gettysburg Address as a teaching tool for improving their education skills. Majority of the boys who attend Greenwood School all have some kind of learning disability. He explores the history of the address along with the context of how the boys learn the speech. In the end, in an almost contest like fashion, each boy is made to recite the speech word for word. What he discovers about the wonders of this speech and the boys will amaze you.