Webinar: Mental Health and Suicide on US Farms: Muckville Movie Viewing and Conversation
March 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Join AgriSafe for a viewing of the Muckville documentary (approximately 20 minutes) followed by a live question and answer session with Chris and Eve Pawelski, and film director Jeff Mertz.
Chris almost ran out of time. As a 4th-generation onion farmer on the post-glacial black dirt of Goshen, NY, Chris is just one of millions of farmers in America facing the unnecessarily Sisyphusian task of earning a living. “Muckville” takes us on a journey through time on the Pawelski farm, from Polish immigration in the early 20th century, through the onset of climate change-driven crop failures in the 1990s and subsequent pitfalls of US agriculture policy, to Chris’s resulting existential crisis and suicidal ideation.
This short documentary provides rare insight into the ongoing mental health epidemic on American farms, and paints a delicate and emotional portrait of resilience and love amid unbeatable odds. Directed, photographed, and edited by Jeff Mertz / Moonbow Imaging.
This session will NOT BE RECORDED, so be sure to attend the live event if you want to view this webinar.