The Real Dirt On Farmer John

  • 9 10
  • 2006
  • 83min

This is the epic tale of John, a maverick Midwestern farmer, as he stands amidst a falling economy, vicious rumors and violence.

Awards

AWARDS: Audience Award. Slamdance Film Festival/ Special Jury Award. Mendocino Film Festival. Sustainable Planet Award. Mountainfilm in Telluride/ Viewers’ Choice. Mountainfilm in Telluride/ Golden Gate Jury Award. San Francisco International Film Festival/ Grand Jury Award. Newport International Film Festival/ Audience Award. Chicago Int'l Documentary Festival/ Grand Jury Award. Nashville Film Festival/ Reel Current Award (selected by Al Gore). Nashville Film Festival/ Festival Director’s Award. Santa Cruz Film Festival/ Grand Jury Award. Wisconsin Film Festival/ Audience Award. Wisconsin Film Festival/ Grand Jury Award. Bend Film Festival/ Audience Award. Bend Film Festival/ Audience Award. Milwaukee International Film Festival/ Audience Award. Jackson Hole IDA DocuWeek/ Grand Jury Award, Audience Award. Beloit International Film Festival/ Grand Jury Award. Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival/ Grand Jury Award, Best Storytelling. Pine Film Festival/ Grand Jury Award, Audience Award. Inspiration Film Festival/ Grand Jury Award. Reno Tahoe Int’l Film Festival/ Grand Jury Award. Wine Country Film Festival  

The Real Dirt On Farmer John. The outcast farmer

This documentary tells the story of farmer John, an outcast in his community, by melding the traditions of family farming with the power of art and free expression. 

Through highly personal interviews and 50 years of beautifully textured footage, filmmaker Taggart Siegel shares Farmer John’s haunting and humorous odyssey, capturing what it means to be wildly different in a rural community.
 

Taggart Siegel
Taggart Siegel Director

Production Companies

Collective Eye Films