The Bullish Farmer (with Director Q&A)

Doc | November 8 | 7:30pm | 1h 20m

synopsis

Followed by a Q&A with director Ken Marsolais

THE BULLISH FARMER is a feature-length documentary on sustainable agriculture. It journeys into the life of a Wall Street investment banker-turned farmer as he struggles to build and run a farm that feeds his family and his community.

But John’s dream of living an uncomplicated, traditional, agrarian life gets complicated when he comes up against Big Agriculture (Big Ag). This very private farmer becomes a passionate and outspoken activist lobbying for GMO (genetically modified organisms) labeling, animal rights, the preservation of crop diversity, and the reduction of chemical fertilizers to help preserve small farms and rural America.

It is our hope that THE BULLISH FARMER will inspire families to reconsider their eating habits and to better understand how their food choices affect their health. We further hope that the film will contribute to society’s current shift toward good clean food, and that it will spark dialogue about how to change prevailing farm policies.

Cast

John Ubaldo, Laura Amedeo Ubaldo, August Amedeo Ubaldo

Directed by

Ken Marsolais

Written by

Nancy Vick