Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry

Plot

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. 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of a generation, the agrarian virtues of simplicity, land stewardship, sustainable farming, and local economies have been replaced by a capital-intensive model of industrial agriculture which has frayed the fabric of rural communities.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. Filmed across four seasons in the farming cycle, Look & See attempts to characterize a place that is deeply interdependent with the people that inhabit it.

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