‘Seasons of Change on Henry’s Farm’ on March 8

February 18, 2020 | by the Office of Marketing and Communications
A still from

A still from Seasons of Change on Henry’s Farm

Steeped in images of natural beauty, Seasons of Change on Henry’s Farm is a thoughtful and quietly observed documentary that highlights what is involved in bringing good food from the farm to the table, and how biodiversity and resilience are key to survival in an ever more unpredictable future.

Presented with Elmhurst Cool Cities Coalition, the documentary is this year’s Elmhurst College screening selection from the One Earth Film Festival, the Midwest’s premier environmental film festival.

Seasons of Change on Henry’s Farm tells the story of Henry Brockman, who for a quarter-century has worked alongside nature to grow delicious organic vegetables on his idyllic Midwestern farm. But farming takes a toll on his aging body, and Henry dreams of scaling back. While his former apprentices run the farm, Henry spends a “fallow year” with his wife, Hiroko, in Japan. But things don’t turn out as planned, and Henry must grapple with the future of farming in a changing climate on personal, generational, and global levels.

This One Earth Film Festival screening will take place on Sunday, March 8, beginning at 1:00 p.m. in Illinois Hall. Admission is free, with a suggested $8 donation. Seating is limited; reservations are strongly recommended. Tickets to this and other One Earth films are available at oneearthfilmfest.org.

The One Earth Film Festival is a Chicago-area film festival that creates opportunities for understanding climate change, sustainability and the power of human involvement through sustainability-themed films and facilitated discussion.

During last year’s festival, more than 6,200 attendees viewed 67 screenings/events in 60 locations throughout Chicago and Cook County, as well as in Lake, DuPage and Kane counties, and in Whiting, Ind.

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