Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry

Fri, Apr 21 at 7:30PM

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The Portland EcoFilm Festival presents the Portland premiere of LOOK & SEE: A PORTRAIT OF WENDELL BERRY.

Post-film Skype Q&A with film director/producer Laura Dunn and producer/co-director Jef Sewell.

LOOK & SEE: A PORTRAIT OF WENDELL BERRY is a documentary film of the world as seen through the works of farmer, writer, and activist Wendell Berry.

In 1965, Berry returned home to Henry County, Kentucky, where he began a life of farming, writing, and teaching.  This lifelong relationship with the land and community would come to form the core of his prolific writings.

A half century later Henry County, like many rural communities across America, has become a place of quiet ideological struggle. The agrarian virtues of simplicity, land stewardship, sustainable farming, local economies, and rootedness to place have been replaced by a capital-intensive model of industrial agriculture characterized by machine labor, chemical fertilizers, soil erosion, and debt - all of which have frayed the fabric of rural communities. Berry has watched this struggle unfold, becoming one of the most passionate and eloquent voices in defense of agrarian life.

Co-directed by: Laura Dunn and Jef Sewell

Passes Accepted: Guest Pass and Member Guest Pass