Cleveland International Film Festival } March 29 – April 9, 2017 Presented by Dollar Bank



Year: 2014
Country: USA
Run Time: 77 minutes


FARMLAND is the latest documentary from Academy Award®-winning director James Moll. In this film, he goes behind-the-scenes with a new generation of American farmers whose passion for their jobs is not only inspirational, but also vital to our country's future. In today's modern world, it's something we all take for granted. But, even with advanced technology, it still starts at the farm. Whether it's organic or conventional, the film explores all sides of the equation with a respectful balance. Moll's fair approach gives the farmers an open forum to discuss controversial topics such as GMOs and the treatment of animals, without the bias and over-dramatization that the media often interjects. It also tackles a myriad of myths that Americans believe about farmers, most of which are completely inaccurate. If you think all farmers are alike, think again. These extremely intelligent individuals work long grueling hours to bring quality food to your tables. Their importance in our lives is often misunderstood and underappreciated. FARMLAND is extremely effective in its efforts to change that. —E.F.


CIFF38 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Friday, March 28, 2014 at 6:15 PM

Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 12:00 PM

It's Easy Being Green

Documentary Features
Recommended for Middle School +

Nesnadny + Schwartz Portrait Documentary Competition

James Moll

James Moll, Christopher Pavlick

Harris Done

Tim Calandrello

Director Bio
James Moll is a director and producer who has earned two Emmys, a Grammy, and an Academy AwardŽ. He runs the Universal Studios-based Allentown Productions, which was founded in 1994. Moll is also the Executive Director of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education, a non-profit established by Steven Spielberg.

Select Filmography
"The Last Days" (1998), "Price For Peace" (2002), "Inheritance" (2006), "Running the Sahara" (2007), "Foo Fighters: Back And Forth" (2011), FARMLAND (2014)

Print Source

Community Partners

North Union Farmers Market

Media Partners

Edible Cleveland

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