Hard Times in the Country

HARD TIMES IN THE COUNTRY (1969)  Examines the contradiction between high food prices and the low financial gain for family run farms. The film depicts how   monopoly control of  the food industry by large corporations, processors and food chains  drives the family farm, once the backbone of the food industry, into financial ruin and gives rise to big agribusiness. It also examines what the demise of the family farm and the rise of agribusiness does to families, communities, stewardship of the land and other natural resources. 

To read more see the interview with Jack Willis in The New Documentary in Action: A Casebook  In Filmmaking, (1972) Pg. 122,  Alan Rosenthal, University of California Press.