Justice Film Night - Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry

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Date & Time:
03/15/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Phone: (250) 746-6043
E-mail: admin@duncanunited.org

Justice Film Night, in collaboration with VIRL Cowichan Valley Libraries, presents

Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry

7-9pm, Thursday March 15 | 246 Ingram Street in Duncan.

Admission Free or by donation to funds supporting Justice Film Night programs. 

In 1965, Wendell Berry returned home to Henry County, where he bought a small farm house and 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. In the span of a generation, the agrarian virtues of simplicity, land stewardship, sustainable farming, local economies and rootedness to place have been replaced by a capital-intensive model of industrial agriculture characterized by machine labor, chemical fertilizers, soil erosion and debt - all of which have frayed the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.
Filmed across four seasons in the farming cycle, LOOK & SEE blends observational scenes of farming life, interviews with farmers and community members with evocative, carefully framed shots of the surrounding landscape.  Thus, in the spirit of Berry’s agrarian philosophy, Henry County itself will emerge as a character in the film - a place and a landscape that is deeply interdependent with the people that inhabit it. 

COMPANION READING: VIRL has new copies on order of Wendell's popular treatise and meditation,  THE UNSETTLING OF AMERICA: CULTURE & AGRICULTURE 


246 Ingram Street
V9L 1W8

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