Screening of "Homeplace Under Fire"
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
The Farm Crisis of the 1980s drove hundreds of thousands of family farmers into foreclosure. Yet, out of that crisis arose a legion of farm advocates who refused to stand idly by and watch their way of life go up in flames.
Ordinary Americans taught themselves extraordinary skills. As fellow farmers and rural leaders, they studied laws and regulations, started hotlines, answered farmers' calls from their kitchen tables, counseled their neighbors, and went toe-to-toe with lenders - giving their all to keep neighbors on their land.
The short documentary film "Homeplace Under Fire" celebrates these advocates and their remarkable work. Thousands of farmers are alive and on their land today because of them. As Willie Nelson says in the film, these advocates are the best of America.
Homeplace Under Fire Premiere
Hosted by Farm Aid Co-Counder John Mellencamp
Thursday, May 18, 2017, at 7 pm
Griffith Theatre, Bryant Center at Duke University
Durham, NC 27708
RSVP at http://events.duke.edu/homeplace