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Real Dirt on Farmer John

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Documentary
Release Date:June 22, 2007
Running time:83 minutes
Cast:John Peterson
Director:Taggart Siegel
Producer:Teri Lang
Writer:Taggart Siegel
Distributor:Cavu Pictures

Web Site: http://www.therealdirt.net/

Description: The life of John Peterson, a farmer, artist and progressive thinker, as seen through family home movies, photographs, film and video. In the late 1960s, John turned his traditional family farm into an experiment of art and agriculture, making it a haven for hippies, radicals and artists. In the late 1980s, his local community ostracizes him as a devil worshipper/drug dealer, and the farm debt crisis of the time brings about the tragic collapse of his farm. Defying all odds, John eventually farms again and creates a revolutionary extended village where people and art thrive alongside agriculture.

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