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The Real Dirt on Farmer John

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Director Taggart Siegel focuses his cameras on radical farmer John Peterson for this documentary. Peterson turned his farm into a haven for hippies, radicals, and artists in the 1960s, only to find the people he aimed to help turned on him as the years passed. THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN highlights these events, and shows how Peterson eventually turned his life around after the tumultuous uprising against him.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 05-52318

  • Critic Reviews
    "THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN offers one man's extraordinary life as a gateway to a larger history of tragedy and transition."
    New York Times

    "[S]pirited...the rare look at farming that celebrates, yet also demystifies, the love of the land." -- Grade: B+
    Entertainment Weekly

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