Join us for a private remote screening of Seasons of Change on Henry’s Farm plus a special after documentary discussion with film director, Ines Sommer, and author of the book The Seasons on Henry’s Farm, Terra Brockman!
Twenty years ago, good food advocate and author Terra Brockman founded The Land Connection. Raised in central Illinois, Terra couldn’t wait to escape what she called “a capital B Backwater.” After years of traveling, writing, teaching, and exploring, Terra was drawn back to her roots in central Illinois. Her experiences abroad reinforced a truth she had always known: the best food in the world could and should be grown by small, diverse farms that mimic nature, and that communities should be able to feed themselves independent of fossil-fuel based agri-chemicals. In 2010, Terra authored the book The Seasons on Henry’s Farm to tell the story of her family and their life on the farm in the form of a year-long memoir (with recipes) that takes readers through each season of life on the farm. Terra’s book led to the documentary Seasons of Change on Henry’s Farm, which we are thrilled to offer as a private screening.
The film, Season’s of Change on Henry’s Farm, is a timely documentary that follows organic farmer, Henry Brockman, as he grapples with the future of farming on personal, generational, and global levels. For a quarter-century, Henry has worked alongside nature to grow delicious organic vegetables on his idyllic Midwestern family farm. But farming takes a toll on his aging body and Henry dreams of scaling back. While his former apprentices run the farm, Henry spends a “fallow year” with his wife Hiroko in Japan. But things don’t turn out as planned, and Henry must grapple with the future of farming in a changing climate on personal, generational, and global levels.
In partnership with Prairie Rivers Network, we invite you to join our September 29 event, which includes a special discussion with Ines and Terra following the film. Registrants will receive the link and password to view the documentary after they log in to the Zoom event on September 29th.
For more information on the film, visit: www.seasonsofchangeonhenrysfarm.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
From director, Ines Sommer:
We are grateful to Illinois Humanities for supporting the presentation and discussion of the documentary Seasons of Change on Henry’s Farm. Illinois Humanities is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Illinois General Assembly [through the Illinois Arts Council Agency], as well as by contributions from individuals, foundations and corporations.