We invite you to join Vets for Climate Action for a virtual screening of Rachel's Farm: One woman's journey from ecological despair to finding hope in the soil beneath her feet!
By purchasing a ticket, you will have the opportunity to stream this inspiring documentary on demand between Thursday, 25 January at 12:01am until Sunday, 28 January at 11:59pm from the comfort of your own home.
Be quick as ticket numbers are limited!
About Rachel's Farm
Film director and actress Rachel Ward is not the first person you’d expect to join a farming revolution. In 1984, she starred in the iconic TV series The Thorn Birds, which glamorised the rugged Australian Outback. The whole world fell in love with it, and Rachel fell in love with her co-star, Bryan Brown. They married and moved to Australia and several years later they bought a farm where they raised cattle and their children, endured droughts and flooding rains and finally the catastrophic bushfires of 2019-20, which threatened Rachel’s farm and devastated the country.
Witnessing the fury of those fires firsthand, in tandem with the birth of her first grandchild, forced Rachel to confront her own role, however small, in the precariousness of our environment. What impacts were overgrazing, pesticides and chemical fertilisers having on her farm? Worse still, how was her ecological ignorance impacting Australia’s rising temperatures, loss of topsoil and biodiversity?
Rachel joins forces with neighbouring farmer and farm manager Mick Green, who shares her view that conventional farming is no longer working, and together they discover that neither of their farms are ecologically or financially viable. Mick’s research leads them both to regenerative farming.
Rachel's Farm highlights the positive changes that occur when farmers and land owners embrace sustainable and regenerative practices to improve their land and future proof their food production businesses.
"My hope is that the film will fill in the blanks between the food that sits on our plate, and all the processes by which it got there. That it will illuminate the impact of different approaches to farming and allow people to connect their food with their values" - Rachel Ward.
About the Producers
Rachel's Farm is produced by WildBear Entertainment, known for Emmy-nominated feature documentary Playing with Sharks, in association with New Town Films. Executive Producers Regen Studios, the team behind the high-impact feature documentary 2040 and short film Regenerating Australia, are leading the film's impact campaign and facilitating community screenings.
Year of Release: 2023
Running time: 1 Hour 27 Mins