Our film this month is HANNA RANCH, a documentary that clearly shows our country’s critical struggle to hang onto land for farms and ranches, and to support those who own, work, and love them. The attachment has more information – you might take the time to read the producer/director’s comments for the full back story.
Our Dairy Creek Community Food Web screening is at the Forest Grove Grange, 1917 “B” Street, starting at 7:30 pm, on Thursday, March 17, 2016.
As usual, free film and free popcorn! This film will make you cry or really, really angry, or both – discussion follows for possible support action locally.
Hanna Ranch is a feature documentary about visionary cattleman Kirk Hanna and his personal struggle to protect a
once prominent way of life in Colorado. Born into a life on the family ranch, Hanna became a leader in the
environmental ranching movement that set out to protect the West from the relentless encroachment of development
Featured in the book Fast Food Nation and dubbed the “eco-cowboy,” he was an early adopter of Holistic Resource
Management practices, sat on numerous environmental boards and was president of the Colorado Cattleman’s
Association. Hanna’s opinion was so widely sought and respected, many even saw him as a future governor of
Colorado. But when his dream of harmony and sustainability ran up against the reality of family conflict and
mounting threats to the land, Hanna lost hope.
Kirk’s legacy and fight live on as his family and friends continue to protect the West by saving Hanna Ranch.