A Documentary Film that Gets Its Boots Dirty
"If going into farming is financially risky, farming with beasts of burden might as well be Russian roulette."
-- Dirt Magazine
From award-winning journalist Jared Flesher comes The Farmer and the Horse, a film that digs into difficult questions about sustainability, self-sufficiency, and why we do the work we do. Flesher’s film goes beyond the usual platitudes of smiling organic farmers talking about the good life. Farming is hard work, especially if you don’t use a tractor.
This is a documentary every young farmer should see. So should everyone who cares about land use, the environment, and good food.
"'The Farmer and the Horse" is a joy, an absolutely fascinating immersion into the world of three people who have fallen in love with working with horses." — Rob Hopkins, transitionculture.org
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About the Filmmaker
Jared Flesher is an award-winning journalist, writing often about energy, agriculture and the environment. His work has been published by The New York Times Online, The Wall Street Journal Online, Grist, The Christian Science Monitor, and New Jersey Monthly. The Farmer and the Horse is his first film.
Jared can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org