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The Call of the Land: Meet The Next Generation of Farmers | Short Film Showcase



Photographer Eva Verbeeck and filmmaker Spencer MacDonald spent three weeks documenting the lives of young farmers throughout the Pacific Northwest. In this short film, hear why the farmers were drawn to the laborious but often rewarding occupation.
Eva Verbeeck – http://www.evaverbeeck.com/ageofthefarmer/
Spencer MacDonald – http://halfmagicfilms.com/
MUSIC
“Old Strange” – Black Twig Pickers and Steve Gunn
“Another Version of You” – Chris Zabriskie
“Miracle” – GAEA
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42 comments

  1. 2:45.. No one is getting into farming maybe because not everyone has 10 plus acres of land to plant crops. Many of us live in small the suburbs where it is nearly impossible…

  2. We should learn to plant and raise what we eat because it's the safest way…

  3. Farmer daughter is here🙋‍♀️

  4. +Claudio N. Yes Claudio, of course, the US and now also Canada, are to blame for all the economic problems of Latin America. What I don't understand is how this monster US ever allowed its WWII enemies Germany and Japan which were quite destroyed after the war, to recover and live so well like they do today! I've heard that the Mexican govmt is very corrupt and that the Mexican upper class also is, plus very racist too, but that's probably not true b/c after all, ONLY the US (and now Canada too!) are corrupt, racist and exploit other countries. Right?

  5. I heard Alberta was the only positive population growth everyone else was barely replacing population

  6. People will.need land ..for this kind of fairy tale farming!

  7. Everything you said is so true . So funny how people think farmers are uneducated crazy people but they themselves would all die without farmers .

  8. A farmer once told me how to make a small fortune is to start with a large one.He was not joking.

  9. there used to be nothing wrong with the modern way of life, but now the economy has failed and yeah, working is a waste of time since 90% of jobs couldn't get u a place to live anymore.

  10. hardest part about farming is finding land. too expensive.

  11. We need a farms corps similar to the peace corps.

  12. Proud to be a farmer. It's not easy it's one of the toughest job in the world. Hats off guys

  13. In primary school my teacher asked us what we want to be when we grew up and I said I want to be a farmer. The response I got was YOU CAN'T BE A FARMER, THATS NOT A THING. Im now 32 and have quit my job to become a farmer and finally follow my own path in life and not the one indoctrinated into through the education system.

  14. You must toil, you must not think that what you grow in soil(container or earth) its for your mouth and the mouths you care about. It’s not for the world or for money, it’s to save you from spending money on what you can do for yourself, that is the true need to farm. If you care about your government, then love it as yourself, otherwise love yourself and your neighbour if you can, like mushrooms distribute your energies for yourself and your local because the government is for everyone and you are for what you can reach.

  15. An inspiring video…upload more about farming…

  16. absolutely gorgeous. Thank You Guys !! All of you.

  17. True, farmers are getting older and young generations mostly don't like farming at all.

  18. great:-) we're doing the same in germany since some years. it makes life more silent and beautiful. its an answer to many disorders in my experience.

  19. wow i wish i could live here.

  20. Its not that people don't want to farm they can't afford the start up costs , and parents need lots of money to retire and can't just give the the farm away ,and most farms won't earn enough to support 2 or 3 familys

  21. Irony of farming in my country. First vegetables prices are cheap which makes it not profitable for a farmer and if they raise the price people can't afford but than if farmers can't raise prices they can't afford basic amenities which makes it unsustainable for them.

  22. Nice, while Canada is destroying other countries ecosystems (mining) they can indulge in idyllic farming in their own soil.

  23. Life now is full of fake…someday people realize that it's not all about money.. its all about beauty. Being farmer is okay

  24. People had this information forever…but the Christian west destroyed those who developed it…farming is all about evolution…a genetic one…especially Mosanto killed the evolution part…they are editing the genetic code of food…which is the most dangerous crime against humanity after conversion practiced by monotheistic religions…

  25. "Like why can't you just eat some corn!?" <- best quote

  26. these peeps sound like they're growing mushrooms on the side!

  27. A beautifully written and inspiring documentary. Thank you for your dedication😊

  28. I want to leave this unforgiving city . And live your way

  29. why dont you just eat the wheat instead of making flour/bread out of it?

  30. Like any other job there will be challenges in farming.. examples like when there's no rain or heavy wind can damage crops and insects many challenges are there. But farming is where you sweat out your body under the sun and you really don't have to fight with corrupted minds on a daily basis. You can see what you will get in return becuz you plant all the crops by your own Labour. It's the most honest job in the world. It easier now a days becuz we have medern technology. More people should consider this culture of growing own food.

  31. It looks so idyllic, so basic and down to earth. Who doesn't want this!?

  32. urban farming is something everyone can do in your own front-back yards or community farming center, or on your kitchen counter, balcony, roof top, porch, hanging walls, etc, let's all pick up some seeds and put on our gloves and go play with dirt to bring more greenery into our daily living space no matter where you are.

  33. Fantastic, brilliant and lovely

  34. I'm feeling some sort of a way.😫😜.I would have loved to see a longer version of this…How amazing 🤗…That land they were on looked so beautiful & Serene

  35. The activity you have undertaking is praise worthy. But the solution to the modern day problem is bringing down the level of consumption which everyone knows is against the concept of economic development. It is a fact that the standards of developed nations cannot be replicated through out the entire world because this poor earth cannot bear that level of consumption. Every human being must take it as his duty to leave behind the same earth he used to live on to his successors and other living being.

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