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October 10, 2017
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Farm Aid to Honor Oklahoma “Farmer Hero” at Homeplace Under Fire Film Screening
Short Documentary Features Farmer Suicide Prevention Advocate Mona Lee Brock
TISHOMINGO, Okla. — Farm Aid announced today that it will host a screening of its short documentary film Homeplace Under Fire to showcase the immense contributions of lifelong farm advocate Mona Lee Brock, who has worked to save farms and farmers in crisis for more than 30 years. The film screening, followed by a discussion about the issues raised in the film, will take place Tuesday, Oct. 17, at The Indie Cinema in Tishomingo.
WHAT: Homeplace Under Fire film screening and discussion
WHEN: Tuesday, October 17, 7 p.m.
WHERE: The Indie Cinema, 114 West Main Street, Tishomingo, OK 73460
- Mona Lee Brock, Oklahoma farm advocate
- Carolyn Mugar, Farm Aid executive director
- Joe Schroeder, Farm Aid farm advocate
Homeplace Under Fire celebrates the farmers, farm wives and rural leaders who refused to stand by and watch their lives and their livelihoods be destroyed during the 1980 Farm Crisis. Thousands of farmers are alive and on their land today because of these courageous individuals. As Willie Nelson says in the film, these advocates are “the best of America.” The documentary was directed by Charles D. Thompson and produced by Farm Aid in cooperation with the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. To learn more about the documentary, visit www.homeplaceunderfire.org.
Farm Aid’s mission is to build a vibrant, family farm-centered system of agriculture in America. Farm Aid artists and board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews host an annual festival to raise funds to support Farm Aid’s work with family farmers and to inspire people to choose family farm food. For more than 30 years, Farm Aid, with the support of the artists who contribute their performances each year, has raised more than $50 million to support programs that help farmers thrive, expand the reach of the Good Food Movement, take action to change the dominant system of industrial agriculture and promote food from family farms.
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