OUT HERE: A documentary about the hearts and hard work of queer farmers in the U.S.

April 1, 2014
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 7:00pm
US Bank Conference Theater in the Ohio Union | 1739 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43210
Free and open to the public
 
Film running time is 89 minutes, followed by a 45-minute panel discussion with the filmmaker and local queer farmers (panelists TBA).
 
About the Film:
Out Here is a full-length documentary film created by the Queer Farmer Film Project. Completed after 4 years in production, it looks at the experiences of queer farmers across the country and asks – what does it mean to be a queer farmer, is agriculture a safe space for queer people, and what are the relationships between food production and queerness? It is the filmmaker’s dream that this project will give voice and visibility to queer people in agriculture and inspire a flagrant national discussion about gender and sexuality as they are related to our food system.
Learn more and watch the trailer here. <http://outheremovie.com/>
 
About the Filmmaker:
Jonah Mossberg is a queer farmer from Northeastern Connecticut. Jonah holds a B.A. in Latin American Studies and Studio Art from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. Jonah co-curated Dirtstar 2010: Nightsoil, an event at the 2010 National Queer Arts Festival in San Francisco and is a founding member of The Rainbow Chard Alliance, a growing national network of queer farmers and gardeners. For three years Jonah taught gardening to public middle school students at Alice Waters’ revolutionary Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley, California. Jonah is a proud seed saver, forager, beekeeper, and aspiring surfer. Most recently, Jonah lived and farmed in rural Northern California before his Saturn Return drew him back to the East Coast to farm just outside his hometown. Out Here is Jonah’s first film project.
 
This event is sponsored by:
Ohio State University: Agroecosystems Management Program, Sexuality Studies Program, Multicultural Center, GLBT Alumni Society, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, College of Wooster: Environmental Studies Department and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department
Additional support is provided by OSU’s Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department, the DISCO Grad Caucus, GradQueers, and Queer Behavior.
 
For more information, contact:
Ben Kerrick
Program Coordinator, Agroecosystems Management Program
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