Film: Happy Farmers

director Barbora Kinkalová, camera Jan Šípek, editor Michal Reich, sound Jana Kožnarová, Adam Levý
documentary film, 34 minutes, 2018, english version with czech subtitles, english version with german subtitles

Growing vegetables, farming, mindfulness, community and healing- these are the topics of the film. It shows the possibilities of combining the present life connected with Mother Earth with farm work, or with work in general.
The film was shot in september 2016 by a small film crew from Czech Republic, it was made for joy, with the help of crowdfunding.


Happy Farm is an organic vegetable farm in southern France, it´s a part of buddhistic monastery called Plum Village, established by Thich Nhat Hanh, a zen master originally from Vietnam. Lay people from the monastery started the farm in 2012, on a tough clay ground, but thanks to their dedication (and a lot of compost), the farm is flourishing every year more and more.

But is the life in monastery a real life? How vital is the opposing to the mass production, the pressure of globalization, and the nature of the anthropocene? Is it a museum of the ceased way of farming, or a chance to save the naturalness in the relation between a man and soil?

 

SUPPPORT

Do you like this film project? Would you like to join? We raised part of the money by crowdfunding (many thanks to all donators!) and we will still appreciate your support for the rest. Our bank account:
IBAN CZ6761000000001025567833
SWIFT: EQBKCZPP
Thank you.

 

HOW TO SEE THE FILM?

1) online streaming and download at:
https://dafilms.com/film/10468-happy-farmers-en-version

2) order a film projection (with guests, or without), via email: happyfarmers@happyfilm.cz

 

PREMIERES AND PROJECTIONS

Prepremiere: 21.4. 2018, Ecology days, Olomouc, Czech Republic

CZ premiere: 26.6. 2018, 19:00, cinema Kasárna Karlín, Prague, Czech Republic

French premiere: september 2018 Happy Farm, Plum Village, France

Screening in competition of MFF Ekofilm 2018: 12.10., 16:30 2018, Brno, Czech Republic

Other planned projections:
Actual projections will be published here on the website and on the Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/Happy-Farmers-movie-744572435751226

Do you want to organise a screening, or do you have another question?
Contact us: happyfarmers@happyfilm.cz

 

LINKS: FILM, TRAILER, YOUTUBE CHANNEL, FACEBOOK

Streaming and download of the film:
https://dafilms.com/film/10468-happy-farmers-en-version

Trailer:
https://youtu.be/5SpkVFpz-ZA

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/Happy-Farmers-movie-744572435751226/

Youtube channel – teasers:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnQXhveE0FshPsnk_Qg_cgA/featured