The new documentary Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman tells the inspiring story of heartland conservation heroes who are feeding the world while stewarding the land and water.
The film is a tribute to people like Justin Knopf, a fifth-generation Kansas farmer revolutionizing industrial scale agriculture to rebuild the fertility, biodiversity and resilience of his soil, and Dusty Crary, a fourth-generation Montana rancher who forged alliances between cattlemen, federal agencies, hunters and environmental groups to protect the Rocky Mountain Front.
Based on a book by best-selling author Miriam Horn of Environmental Defense Fund, Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman was directed by Oscar nominee and Emmy winner Susan Froemke and Emmy winner John Hoffman, and narrated by award-winning journalist Tom Brokaw.
The film premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and debuted on the Discovery Channel in August 2017.
This film gives the world an honest depiction of modern commercial food producers, introducing us to some of the many who strive to be true stewards, while showing the gritty reality of how tough that stewardship can be.
- DTN/The Progressive Farmer
In an era when environmentalism seems exclusively the Democrats’ purview, it’s surprising to see a movie about conservation starring a tough guy from Trump country. But it’s also a good reminder that the issue wasn’t always so politicized.
- Washington Post
This handsomely produced Discovery Channel film based on Miriam Horn's book is the rare non-partisan conservation doc that puts aside politics to challenge the conventional view of responsible environmental practices.
- Hollywood Reporter
This documentary from Discovery Impact focuses on America’s cherished heartland and the citizens who are working hard to keep it in its untarnished status. Narrated by Tom Brokaw, the imagery is staggering, with soaring shots of the Rocky Mountains.
- Men's Journal
(One of the) most important documentaries to watch in 2017, hands down.
A thoughtful portrait of conservation efforts in the American heartland… the people in it, backed by Tom Brokaw’s steady narration, compellingly demonstrate how individual efforts to protect our land and water make a difference.
- Outside Magazine
'Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman' takes you to some unexpected places.
- LA Times
The film provides majestic shots of the country, of course, as well as ever-soothing narration courtesy of Tom Brokaw. But the truly inspiring part is the focus on everyday Americans teaming up to try and put Earth back together.
- Entertainment Weekly
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