Farmlandia, a documentary-in-progress, began a decade ago when Jan Weber first started documenting the troubled fields and farms of Central Iowa. She recorded many stories there, which resulted in her first documentary, the award-winning As We Sow. But she did not stop there. Continuing to shoot over the years, she expanded her reach to Missouri, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Colorado, North Carolina, and New York where she continued to document changes in our food system from the perspective of farmers, ranchers, and other residents of rural communities.
Farmlandia is the natural outgrowth of the story started 10 years ago of what we have reaped over a decade of remarkable change—good and bad. This new documentary expands the scope even further and offers a rare look into the realities of our evolving agricultural system as experienced by the farmers whose decisions have helped shape it.