Farm advocate Benny Bunting in his office
North Carolina farmer and farm advocate, Benny Bunting, in his home office. Photo: Rob Amberg

Blog | January 20, 2016

Upcoming sneak peak of our new film, Homeplace Under Fire

If you’re in the New England area, join us on Wednesday, February 3rd, for a special sneak preview of our new film, Homeplace Under Fire.

Farm Advocate, Linda Hessman, on her Kansas ranch. Photo: Rob Amberg

Farm Advocate, Linda Hessman, on her Kansas ranch. Photo: Rob Amberg

Reserve your tickets online now.

Homeplace Under Fire is the story of the frontline, grassroots work of American farm advocates and their thirty-year fight to keep family farmers on the land.

The Farm Crisis of the 1980s drove hundreds of thousands of family farmers into foreclosure. Yet, out of that crisis arose a legion of farm advocates who have refused to stand idly by and watch their way of life go up in flames.

Ordinary Americans taught themselves extraordinary skills. As fellow farmers, farm wives, and rural leaders, they studied laws and regulations, started hotlines, answered farmers’ calls from their kitchen tables, counseled their neighbors, resisted racial discrimination and went toe-to-toe with banks and lenders – giving their all to keep neighbors on their land.

Homeplace Under Fire celebrates these advocates and their remarkable work.  Thousands of farmers are alive and on their land today because of them. As Willie Nelson says in the film, these advocates are the best of America.

The film is directed by Charles D. Thompson and produced by Farm Aid in cooperation with the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.

We hope that you can join us! This event is open to the public and all are welcome! A suggested donation of $10 per ticket will support Farm Aid’s work to bring the film to a larger audience.

Homeplace Under Fire
Wednesday, Feb 3rd
Regent Theatre, Arlington, MA
7:30 pm-9:00 pm

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