In 2017 “labels” seem to define us. People know “immediately” what we stand for, what we look like, what we believe and how we think, according to our label. We are: Republican, Democrat, Liberal, Conservative, urbanites, suburbanite, southerner, northerner, east coaster, west coaster, Midwesterners, Jewish, Muslim, religious, born again, atheist, rancher, farmer, fisherman…. These are only a handful of the many labels that are thrown around with authority…But, are we actually defined by our “labels”…?
The documentary, Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman turns labels upside down for ALL of us to clearly see and deeply understand. Our differences can be set aside, our passion and compassion for our planet and for one another can and does make us stronger. We can find ways to work together when we have a shared vision of what is at stake. Our Climate Mama community knows this intimately. We are so much more than one-dimensional versions of what others think we should be.
This special 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, 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 individuals in the movie personify our ClimateMama motto, “Tell the truth, actions speak louder than words, and don’t be afraid.” Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman shows us that one person CAN truly make a difference.
The film premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and will be broadcast on the Discovery Channel on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 9pm ET. Watch it with the kids in your life.