The epic tale of a maverick Midwestern farmer. 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.

Subtitles: French, Italian, Japanese, Russian & Spanish Closed Captioning.

Directed by: Taggart Siegel
Produced by: Teri Lang and Taggart Siegel
Released: 2005
Running Time: 83 min

For more information about this film and other films in the Collective Eyes Catalog, please visit: collectiveeye.org/products/real-dirt-on-farmer-john

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