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Sunday Best: Farmsteaders
Sunday, Aug 11, 2019 4:00 PM
Directed by Shaena Mallett
Presented by VTIFF & Vermont PBS
Host Sponsor: Main Street Landing

Introduced by Eric Ford, Director of Programming at VTPBS and followed by Q&A with Nicole Dehne, the Certification Director for Vermont Organic Farmers LLC (VOF).

*** Sunday Best screenings are FREE with a suggested donation of $5, but it is highly recommended to book in advance.
POV broadcast date: 9/2/2019.
These screenings differ from their broadcast counterparts - they are uncensored, there are no commercial pop-ups to distract and they are always followed by a discussion with a speaker.

Clear-eyed and intimate, Farmsteaders follows Nick Nolan and his young family on a journey to resurrect his late grandfather’s dairy farm as agriculture moves toward large-scale farming. A study of place and persistence, Farmsteaders points an honest and tender lens at everyday life in rural America, offering an unexpected voice for a forsaken people: those who grow the food that sustains us.

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Directed by Shaena Mallett
Documentary | USA | 60
Host Sponsor: Main Street Landing



*** Sunday Best screenings are FREE with a suggested donation of $5, but it is highly recommended to book in advance.
POV broadcast date: 8/5/2019

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