Presented by Arizona Land and Water Trust
With a post-screening panel discussion featuring Brad Udall, Amy McCoy, and more!
Since 1978, Arizona Land and Water Trust has worked with willing private landowners and public agencies to protect nearly 50,000 acres of ranchland, farms and wildlife habitat in Southern Arizona for future generations.
As Arizona’s only water trust, the Trust has secured 2,530 acre-feet of water for the environment along the Gila and San Pedro rivers since its Desert Rivers Program was launched 10 years ago. The Program is working to sustain ranching and farming while also restoring surface water flows to dry river and stream systems. In 2016, the national Land Trust Alliance also singled out the Trust from over 1,100 land trusts across the country to receive the National Land Trust Excellence Award. The Trust was the first land trust in the continental west to receive the award. For more info, please visit alwt.org.
The new documentary Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman tells the inspiring story of heartland conservation heroes who are feeding the world while stewarding the land and water. The film is a tribute to people like Justin Knopf, a fifth-generation Kansas farmer revolutionizing industrial scale agriculture to rebuild the fertility, biodiversity and resilience of his soil, and Dusty Crary, a fourth-generation Montana rancher who forged alliances between cattlemen, federal agencies, hunters and environmental groups to protect the Rocky Mountain Front.
“The film is stunningly beautiful. It doesn’t flinch from the more brutal aspects of fishing and agriculture, but it captures classic American landscapes with a sense of awe rarely present in films set in the modern age.” – Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film
Based on a book by best-selling author Miriam Horn of Environmental Defense Fund, Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman was directed by Oscar nominee and Emmy winner Susan Froemke and Emmy winner John Hoffman, and narrated by award-winning journalist Tom Brokaw. (Dir by Susan Froemke, John Hoffman, and Beth Aala, 2017, USA, 103 mins., Not Rated)
Brad Udall is a Senior Water and Climate Scientist/Scholar at the Colorado Water Institute at Colorado State University and provides expertise in the field of water resources and climate change. He was also, previously, Director of Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Amy McCoy Director of AMP Insights, a consulting firm working with clients on some of the most vexing water and natural resources management issues in unique, creative, and energizing ways. She has a PhD in Arid Lands Resources Sciences and has also served as Assistant Research Scientist at the University of Arizona’s Office of Arid Land Studies.