Out Here: A Queer Farmer Film Project

DIRECTOR: Jonah Mossberg

Expected to attend: director Jonah Mossberg .

American farming is welcoming new immigrants, women, people of color, and queer people back to the land. From the Bronx to Alabama, from Kansas to Berkeley, meet queer farmers and agripreneurs using permaculture and organic farming to provide a healthier alternative to commercial agriculture, increase food access, and express allegiance to the earth.

Hard work and devotion to farming connect people across social boundaries. Courtney, Denise, and son Marek in Kansas identify as family farmers first, yet bring a queer ingenuity to creating goat butter soaps. Queer trans farming newbies Oliver, Suze, and Elijah are seen as odd in rural Alabama, yet are mentored by older straight farmers desperate to pass on their wisdom to continue the farming way of life. Queer people of color emphasize social justice and food access. As African American–owned farms are foreclosed, Karen in the Bronx and Christopher in West Philadelphia are teaching youth of color to farm for self-sufficiency and heal their painful history as enslaved cultivators. All these queer farmers are seeding diversity and bringing a queer activist sensibility to our food and the land.

— CAROL HARADA

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LOVELY

Sister Gertie in Wisconsin and Sister Lucinda in Brooklyn meet at last, deepening their internet friendship as nuns. With Lucinda’s unexpected work visit to the convent’s dairy farm, a dancing lesson leads to taking a bite of forbidden fruit.

Co-presented by:
San Francisco Green Film Festival

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