The Nation Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is hosting an exclusive free
screening of “Look & See,” a Sundance Films documentary, on Tuesday, June 5, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Star Theater in Whitehall.
After the screening, Jeff Schahczenski, an agricultural and natural resource
economist for NCAT, will lead a discussion about ways to resolve the challenges raised by the film.
“Look & See” was filmed across four seasons, a year-long cinematic portrait of Wendell Berry and the farming cycle of Henry County, Kentucky. Its rolling hills and close-knit community have been home to Berry since the 1960s, where he farmed and observed the changing landscapes of America in the era of industrial agriculture.
Writing from a long wooden desk beneath a 40-pane window overlooking his land, Berry has become one of the country’s most important living authors.
In more than 50 works – poems, short stories, novels and essays, the farmer and writer has celebrated a life lived in close communion with neighbors and the earth while addressing many of our most urgent cultural problems, becoming one of the most passionate and elegant voices in defense of agrarian life.