The Nebraska Soybean Board says Academy Award®-winning filmmaker James Moll’s new feature-length documentary, Farmland, will be released nationally on May 1, 2014, and the film could be coming to a theater near you.
The board says the documentary, which was supported in part by the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance, offers viewers an intimate and firsthand glimpse into the lives of six young farmers and ranchers across the U.S., chronicling their high-risk/high-reward jobs and their passion for a way of life that has been passed down from generation to generation, yet continues to evolve.
The Nebraska Soybean Board says one of the six young farmers featured is Nebraskan David Loberg, a fifth-generation farmer from Carroll. Loberg farms with his family, raising corn and soybeans, custom feeding cattle and running an irrigation business.
Lisa Lunz, a Nebraska farmer from Wakefield, sits on the board for the USFRA and encourages people to attend a screening. “It’s no secret that the agriculture industry is extremely important to Nebraska. However, as more and more people move away from the farm, a fundamental disconnect has occurred between consumers and their food,” Lunz said. “Moll did an excellent job of telling the story of today’s farming and ranching through the personal viewpoint of some of the young men and women who will be the future of food production. It’s an emotional ride.”
The film will play at four theaters across the state on May 1, including:
Bellevue – Marcus Twin Creek Cinema
Lincoln – Marcus Lincoln Grand Cinema
Omaha – Marcus Village Point Cinemas
Wayne – Majestic Theatre
The film will also play at the Midwest Theater in Scottsbluff on May 4 and 5.
Watch the trailer to catch a glimpse of the stories, and then find a theater near you starting May 1.