(Posted Thu. Oct 2nd, 2014)
Academy Award-winning filmmaker James Moll’s feature length documentary Farmland is now available to stream on the free, ad-supported Hulu and Hulu Plus subscription service. Beginning today, Farmland will be available exclusively on the platform for four weeks, providing viewers with the opportunity to stream Farmland from their connected TVs, Blu-ray players, gaming consoles, laptops, tablets and mobile devices.
“This is a film for anyone who eats,” said Moll. “It's not what you'd expect. I certainly learned a lot when making the film. The world of farming is complex and often controversial, but the farmers themselves are some of most hard-working and fascinating people I've ever met."
During its theatrical debut this year, Farmland was shown in more than 170 theaters across the country, and it’s now available digitally for the first time. Farmland was produced with generous support from the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance, of which the National Corn Growers Association is a founding affiliate.
“We’re really excited to be part of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance and to promote this ground-breaking documentary,” said NCGA President Chip Bowling, a corn grower in Maryland. “Farmland provides an authentic, personal and moving look at the challenges today’s farmers and ranchers face. We hope this new opportunity to view the film will provide the opportunity for all Americans to learn more about the men and women behind our food.”
Many Americans have never stepped foot on a farm or ranch or even talked to the people who grow and raise the food we eat, yet are increasingly passionate about understanding where their food comes from. Farmland takes the viewer inside the world of farming for a first-hand glimpse into the lives of six young farmers and ranchers in their twenties. Through the personal stories of these farmers and ranchers, viewers learn about their high-risk/high reward jobs and passion for a way of life that has been passed down from generation to generation, yet continues to evolve.