Farming as an art form
Filmed over four seasons, Look and See surveys the changing landscapes and shifting values of rural America. Presented from the point of view of poet and essayist Wendell Berry, this cinematic documentary uses Berry’s prolific writing and lifelong relationship to his land and community in Kentucky as the basis for a larger discussion about the ideological struggle between the agrarian virtues of simplicity and rootedness and a capital-intensive model of industrialized agriculture.
The Berry Center for Sustainable Agriculture, started by Wendell's daughter, Mary Berry, is dedicated to supporting local, sustainable agriculture in rural communities. To learn about their current projects and ways to support farmers, please visit their website at www.berrycenter.org