The Real Dirt On Farmer John DVD
An epic true tale, this documentary of maverick Midwestern farmer John Peterson is filled with all the heart and soul we all feel towards preserving the Earth and ourselves in the process.
Peterson's lifelong love affair with his family's farm in Caledonia, Illinois - population unknown, about 75 miles west of Chicago and not even on the AAA map - is the subject of this soon-to-be-released documentary feature film.
Winner of 11 prestigious film festivals nationwide - including both the Grand Jury and Audience Awards at the annual Inspiration Film Festival - the story touches a deep chord in the collective psyche. 82 minutes.
"The Real Dirt on Farmer John examines 50-odd years in the life of its eponymous subject - a most compelling character - and in doing so literally provides the viewer with food for thought." - Scott Foundas, Variety
Filmmaker Taggart Siegel, a friend of Peterson's since 1979, documents the history of an individual, his family and land that parallels the history of American farming. "This is an emotionally moving and entertaining story," says Siegel, "full of drama, heart and soul. It's about passion, art, personal desolation and transformation, more than it's about farming."