Marlene Halverson

Standing Ground (working title)

Marlene Halverson 's fundraiser for IFP MINNESOTA CENTER FOR MEDIA ARTS

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Forest-ranging pigs -- Eastern Europe

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Making evening porridge for pigs returning from the forest-Eastern Europe

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Interviewing a dairy farmer and orchard owner-Eastern Europe

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Calves raised with their mothers on a 90-cow Minnesota organic dairy farm

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Filming a restored prairie on an Iowa free-range pig farm

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Piglets running on an Iowa free-range pig farm

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Cozy quarters on a pig farm during a snowy Swedish winter

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Free-range chicken farming in Africa using locally-adapted breeds

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Filming in Africa

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Manager, egg packing station, free-range poultry farm in Africa

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Interviewing a brickmaker on a sustainable farming project in Africa

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Barn for chickens on a Kansas free-range heritage poultry farm

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Heritage turkeys on a free-range Kansas poultry farm

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Filming a 450-cow pasture dairy farm in Wisconsin

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Raw milk cheese - 450-cow pasture dairy farm in Wisconsin

Help Field Productions create a compelling soundtrack for this unique documentary about animal-friendly, sustainable, and equitable farming

Standing Ground explores how the unrestrained commodification of food production -- particularly the industrialization and globalization of food production from animals -- affects individuals, communities, animals, and the environment, contributes to biodiversity loss, climate change, and food insecurity.

Using stories of change and tradition, Standing Ground suggests that putting into practice a more informed ethic concerning the animals we raise for food is central to a socially just and ecologically sound and sustainable farming and food system.

In Standing Ground, scientists whose specialty is animal welfare explain how studying animal welfare increases our understanding of the biology and behaviors of farmed animal species and what they need to experience a high quality of life. Farmers in developed and developing countries show how this knowledge helps them farm in harmony with nature and enriches both animal lives and the public good. Consumers express their demands for ecologically responsible farming and safe, high quality food from animals. Policymakers, government officials, educators, and social visionaries illuminate key social and environmental justice issues linked to animal welfare.

Children feature prominently in the film, exhibiting their appreciation and describing their aspirations for the animals they love. Their sensibilities embody the world’s hope for a more compassionate and sustainable future, exemplifying the family friendly nature of farming in harmony with nature.

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2446 University Ave W
Suite 100 St Paul, MN 55114




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