Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry, April 5, 7-9 p.m., Tim Gill Center for Public Media, facebook.com/IFSOC.
ilmed over four seasons, an entire farming cycle, this intimate portrait of Wendell Berry, author, activist and farmer, isn’t just about Berry’s life and work. Berry may be the mouthpiece of the film, but its heart lies within the community of farmers in Henry County, Kentucky, who work to defend their way of life. By viewing this community through Berry’s eyes, we begin to understand the importance of generational farming, sustainability and maintaining a close relationship to the land, as industry and development crowd even the most rural communities. The truest value in Berry’s voice is in the lived perspective he can share. After 83 years living on and writing about the land, he can get those of us who are unfamiliar with simpler ways of life to step back and re-examine the world we come from.