[NAFEX] Broken Limbs video

John Bunker jbunker at gwi.net
Tue May 25 08:39:13 EDT 2004

Has anyone seen this?  This message was forwarded to me.


John Bunker
Palermo Maine

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From: Gretchen Gilbert <gcg4 at cornell.edu>
Reply-To: CFAP-L at cornell.edu
Date: Wed, 05 May 2004 11:20:28 -0400
To: cfap-l at cornell.edu
Subject: CFAP-L: Broken Limbs video


Visit http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/broke.html for film details and

- Gretchen

Broken Limbs
Apples, Agriculture, and the New American Farmer

Looks at the plight of apple growers in the age of globalization, and points
the way to sustainable US agriculture.

57 minutes
Color / Stereo
Grade Level: 7 - 12, College, Adult
US Release Date: 2004
Copyright Date: 2004
ISBN: 1-59458-029-4

Produced by Jamie Howell and Guy Evans

"Broken Limbs is a very accurate and moving description of what is happening
to agriculture in America." - Fred Kirschenmann, Director, Center for
Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State University, organic farmer

Wenatchee, Washington, the "Apple Capital of the World"; this pastoral
valley in the heart of the Northwest prospered for nearly a century as home
to the famed Washington apple. But the good times have vanished. Apple
orchardists by the thousands are going out of business and thousands more
await the dreaded letter from the bank, announcing the end of their
livelihoods and a uniquely American way of life.

After his own father receives just such a letter, filmmaker Guy Evans sets
out on a journey to find out what went wrong here in this natural Garden of
Eden. Over the course of filming, Evans witnesses small farmers struggling
to compete against the Goliaths that populate today's global economy, only
to be ultimately forced off their land. The future looks grim for the Apple
Capital until Evans happens upon an entirely new breed of farmer,
practitioners of a new model called "sustainable agriculture".

Broken Limbs explores these hopeful stirrings within agriculture, outlining
ways in which any individual can play a role in saving America's farmers.

Hazel Wolf Environmental Film Festival

Gretchen Gilbert   
Community, Food, and Agriculture Program
Dept. Development Sociology
216 Warren Hall    
Cornell University 
Ithaca, NY 14853   
Phone: 607/255-9832
Fax: 607/254-2896  
Web Site: www.CFAP.org <http://www.cfap.org/>

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