First released by the BBC as “A Farm for the Future” in 2009, this film produced by gifted wildlife filmmaker Rebecca Hosking takes a frank and forthright look at nature preservation, the energy crisis, and modern consumption.
Raised on her family’s wildlife-conscious farm in Devon, England, she explores the stark realities of our dependence on oil and its consequences for the near future. The film embarks on a journey to find whether alternative farming methods can combine efficient food production with nature conservation.
This is definitely one of the best documentaries I’ve seen. It is excellently researched and well-presented, and stands apart from others by going beyond mere alarm-raising and presenting practical, ingenious solutions from forward-thinking problem solvers. As a bonus, the cinematography of Britain’s rural wildlife and the stunning landscape of Wales’s Snowdonia region is breathtaking.
I strongly urge you to see this film – you will never think of the food you eat, our environment, or our modern lifestyle in the same way again.
The whole program runs around 50 minutes, which you can watch right here (thanks YouTube!)
See the other four chapters:
See the program descriptions for the US broadcast here:
Link TV DocDebut: Rebecca’s Wild Farm