CHESTERFIELD, MO. — Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker James Moll has issued an advance trailer and website for his latest film, “Farmland,” which is now in post-production.
The feature-length documentary follows the next generation of American farmers in their 20s in various regions across the U.S.
The advance trailer and information about the film is available at www.farmlandfilm.com.
“I make documentaries because it’s a thrill to explore new topics and meet people that I might not otherwise cross paths with,” Moll said.
“While making Farmland, I found myself immersed in a community of some of the most hard-working, passionate people I’ve ever met,” he said. “This film isn’t just about what it’s like to be a farmer, it’s about a way of life. It’s also about a subject that affects our lives daily.”
The film, made with financial support from the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance, gives viewers a first-hand glimpse into the lives of these young farmers, their high-risk, high-reward jobs and their passion for a way of life that, more often than not, is passed down from generation to generation.
Moll, who was born in Allentown, Pa., and named his nonfiction film company Allentown Productions, has directed and produced numerous documentaries covering topics from the Holocaust to an epic trek across the Sahara Desert, teaming up with heavyweights such as Matt Damon and Steven Spielberg along the way.
His work as a documentary director and producer has earned him numerous awards, including two Emmys and a Peabody, a Grammy for Foo Fighters: Back and Forth’ and an Academy Award for The Last Days.’
Source: U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance.