“FIELD WORK: A FAMILY FARM” a documentary film by John Helde, a Sunset Hill
April 4 @ 7pm; Sunset Hill Community Center Clubhouse; $5 suggested donation.
Iowa farmers Judy and Charlie Swanson just want to stay family-size; but all
around them farms grow to 5, 7, even a thousand acres. This personal and revealing
documentary follows the Swansons and their three grown children through the
recession roller coaster as they struggle to live their dream of faming together
as one extended family. Along the way, we meet a cast of determined and
individualistic characters–from hog farmers to local vegetable growers–all bent
on making a living from the land. FIELD WORK: A FAMILY FARM draws a poignant
portrait of a Midwest community as it explores where the American family farm is
headed in the 21st century.