WIFD is pleased to co-present the world premiere of the documentary feature FARMER/VETERAN at the 10th Annual Dallas International Film Festival.
Saturday screening is FREE and limited to 10 WIFD members.
Guests may purchase tickets for screening from DIFF by clicking here.
After three combat tours in Iraq, Alex Sutton attempts a fresh start hatching chickens and raising goats on 43 acres in rural North Carolina. Alex embraces life on the farm with his new love Jessica, but cycles between a state of heightened alert and “feeling zombified” from a cocktail of prescriptions meant to stabilize his injured mind. When Jessica becomes pregnant, the dark past Alex has tried to escape—the loss of his first family, the war he was forced to leave—closes in on him. The farm becomes another battleground. Farmer/Veteran attempts to reconcile the identity of a perfect soldier with the reality of a haunted man determined to hold onto the best chance at peace he’s ever known.
Documentary | North Carolina, USA | 2016
Running Time: 82min
Screening Format: DCP, 1.85:1, color, 5.1 surround sound
ALIX BLAIR is an environmental researcher, audio producer, photographer, and documentary filmmaker. She directed SOMETIMES I DREAM OF MY CHILDREN, a series of short films about the daily lives of women farmers in Uganda. FARMER/VETERAN is her first feature.
JEREMY LANGE is a writer, photographer and documentary filmmaker based in Durham, North Carolina. His work has been published in Figaro Magazine, Marie Claire Australia, New York Magazine, the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Spin, Texas Monthly, Time Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal, among others. FARMER/VETERAN is his first feature.
This film was also edited by female filmmaker NYEVE LUARA MINNEAR.