Farmer/Filmmaker Creating New Documentary Film
Summary: Dancing with Thoreau is a film about our connection with nature, and specifically the benefits of a connection with nature. The film will explore how and why we, as a Western society, can and should reconnect with our environment.
Chris Korrow is known locally as the farmer growing vegetables on one of only a couple of working farms in the city limits of Langley. What many don't know is that Chris is also an award-winning filmmaker (Garden Insects and Frost Flowers) and an author (The Organic Bug Book, Lindisfarne Books, 2013) who is producing his third major solo documentary film, Dancing With Thoreau.
Dancing with Thoreau is a film about our connection with nature, and specifically the benefits of a connection with nature. The film will explore how and why we, as a Western society, can and should reconnect with our environment.
As climate scientists tell us we might be heading toward irreversible climate change, and many of us do our best to “go green,” Korrow says: “Dancing With Thoreau is a film where leading voices (farmers, scientists, naturalists, educators, and religious leaders) combine with my cinematography to make an important contribution to the conversation of how we, as modern human beings, can improve our relationship with the natural world, and define a new kind of environmentalism, one where we are 'optimized through our encounters with nature' and our lives become more compassionate, successful, balanced, and interesting as a result."
The film will feature imagery from dynamic natural environments around the country. Notable figures such as The Dalai Lama, David Suzuki, and Jon Young appear in the film, along with a dozen other teachers, farmers, scientists, and religious leaders.
View the film trailer and a complete write-up on the film via the Indiegogo crowd-funding site for Dancing With Thoreau: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/dancing-with-thoreau
Breathe Deep Productions, Korrow's media production company: http://breathedeepproductions.com
Korrow's Local Harvest farm page: http://www.localharvest.org/market-garden-at-the-anderson-farm-M4138
YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/90acreschriskorrow/videos