After Winter, Spring
Director: Judith Lit
After Winter, Spring is a beautiful and intimate look into the lives of contemporary French peasants who heroically struggle to maintain the dignity of traditional farming ways in an age of EU homogenization. It makes a compelling case for re-imagining the policy assumptions that take us down a pathway for large scale, standardized agricultural methods. This farming community caught between tradition and an uncertain future struggles to hold on to their farms and to a set of values that comes from their intimate relationship with the natural world. The film reveals the human story of family farming at a turning point in history. Best Foreign Documentary, Arizona International Film Festival; Audience Award, Mill Valley Film Festival.