SXSW: James Moll's New Documentary to Focus on Young Farmers

8:14 AM PST 03/11/2013 by Gregg Kilday
James Moll

The documentary filmmaker, who is appearing at SXSW, is producing the project with the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance.

Young farmers will be the subject of James Moll’s new documentary, the filmmaker announced today.

Produced in association with the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance, Moll’s new film, which has not yet been titled, will focus on the next generation of farmers and ranchers as they assume the responsibility of running family farms. It will also look at the latest farming procedures and technologies that are changing modern agriculture.

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“I’ve always gravitated toward making films that are unbiased testaments to the subject matter,” said Moll, who heads up Allentown Prods., which specializes in non-fiction filmmaking. “It’s about telling real stories that will resonate with all generations. With this film, we’ll be examining the untold stories of young American farmers, which I truly believe will result in the most timely and impactful film I’ve ever made.”

Moll recently received a Grammy for directing and producing the longform music video Foo Fighters: Back and Forth. He also received the Oscar for best documentary feature for 1998’s The Last Days.

At SXSW, Moll is taking part in the session “The Power of Film (To Change the World”), which is scheduled for March 12 at the Austin Convention Center at 12:30 p.m.

 

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