Academy Award-winning filmmaker to direct feature documentary about young farmers and ranchers


AUSTIN, Texas–James Moll, Oscar winning and two-time Emmy winning filmmaker, announced today that he is producing a feature-length documentary about the next generation of American farmers and ranchers.

The documentary, produced in cooperation with U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance,  will profile young farmers and ranchers, all of whom have taken over the responsibility of running the family business. It will also examine the latest farming procedures, practices and technologies that are changing modern agriculture.

“We are very excited that James Moll is going to focus his next feature film on American agriculture,” said Bob Stallman, chairman of USFRA and president of the American Farm Bureau Federation. “Today’s agriculture industry needs to better connect with consumers and this is a great opportunity for consumers to get to know farmers and ranchers through such a creative medium.”

“I’ve always strived to make films that are unbiased testaments to the subject matter,” said Moll. “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.”

Moll recently received a Grammy for directing and producing “Foo Fighters: Back and Forth”. He received an Academy Award for directing and editing the documentary “The Last Days,” executive produced by Steven Spielberg. 

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