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James Moll Announces Documentary About Next Generation of American Farmers

March 12, 2013  |  1:30pm
James Moll Announces Documentary About Next Generation of American Farmers

Academy Award-winning filmmaker James Moll announced at SXSW that he will direct a feature documentary about the next generation of American farmers and ranchers.

Moll’s next cinematic endeavor, which features the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance, will profile farmers and ranchers in their 20s who have sole responsibilities of running a family business.

A press release informed that the full-length documentary will “give us an up close and personal look at some of the young farmers and ranchers who grow and raise the food we consume daily, and into the latest farming practices and technologies that are changing and improving the landscape of modern agriculture.”

“I’ve always strived to make films that are unbiased testaments to the subject matter,” Moll explained. “It’s about telling real stories that resonate. I’ve been looking for the right subject to tackle in my next documentary, and I’ve found the perfect topic in American agriculture.”

With a resume of impressive collaborations with Dave Grohl, Matt Damon and Steven Spielberg, Moll is quite accomplished with three-fourths of an EGOT; He won his first Emmy for Survivors of the Holocaust and another for Inheritance. Moll also recently won a Grammy for directing and producing Foo Fighters: Back and Forth and a Best Documentary Oscar for The Last Days.

Moll is participating in The Power of Film (to Change the World) panel at the SXSW Film Conference and Festival this week. The title of the upcoming documentary has not yet been determined.

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