The Real Dirt on Farmer John is directed by Taggart Siegel, who made the film in a most unusual way – shooting farmer John Peterson over 25-years of their evolving friendship, and using multiple media, from Super8 home movies to modern video -- allowing him to capture his alternately humorous, heartbreaking and spirited life with raw drama and intimacy. Along the way, Siegel charts Farmer John’s astonishing journey from farm boy to counter-culture rebel to the son who almost lost the family farm to a beacon of today’s booming organic farming movement. The result is a tale that ebbs and flows with the fortunes of the soil and revealingly mirrors the changing American times.

Film Info

1 min 58 sec Duration
  • Posted: December 03, 2007
  • Director: Taggart Siegel
  • Writer: Taggart Siegel
  • Studio: Slowhand Cinema
  • Release: June 22, 2007
  • Cast: John Peterson

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