We’re certain you haven’t heard heartfelt and dairy farmer documentary used in the same sentence (if you have, we should talk) but you’ll hear it here and now!
The heartfelt documentary Betting The Farm following the lives of a band of dairy farmers as they face adversity that threatens their livelihood played major-docfest Silverdocs and now screens at Camden International! While the opening night festivities will remain secret, Camden International has announced its 2012 program which features a plethora of forum sessions, feature films, and must-attend parties. You can view the full schedule on the CIFF Festival Genius page, and get information on how to buy tickets for Betting The Farm and much more!
More on Betting the Farm:
A group of Maine dairy farmers—dropped by their national milk company—launch their own milk company in a bid to save their farms. Owned by the farmers and committed to paying a sustainable price for their milk, the company offers hope for the future of small farming. But faced with slow sales and mounting bills, can the farmers hang together long enough for the gamble to pay off?
Betting the Farm is a verité documentary that follows three farmers—Aaron Bell, Vaughn Chase, and Richard Lary—and their families through the tumultuous first two years of MOO Milk. With intimate access to their triumphs and disappointments, the film gives audiences a rare glimpse at the real lives of American farmers at a crossroads.
Camden International Film Festival runs from September 27, 2012 – September 30, 2012. For more information visit the festival webpage.