Documentaire / 2018 / 1:31 / Director: John Chester / / Verenigde Staten / Spoken languages: English / Subtitles: Dutch

A testament to the immense complexity of nature. When the barking of Molly and John's beloved dog Todd leads to an eviction notice from their tiny LA apartment, John and Molly Chester make a choice that takes them out of the city and onto 200 acres in the foothills of Ventura County, naively endeavoring to build one of the most diverse farms of its kind in complete coexistence with nature. The land they have chosen, however, is utterly depleted of nutrients and suffering from a brutal drought. The film chronicles eight years of daunting work and outsize idealism as they attempt to create the utopia they seek, planting 10,000 orchard trees and over 200 different crops, and bringing in animals of every kind– including an unforgettable pig named Emma and her best friend, Greasy the rooster. When the farm's ecosystem finally begins to reawaken, so does the Chesters’ hope – but as their plan to create perfect harmony takes a series of wild turns, they realize that to survive they will have to reach a far greater understanding of the intricacies and wisdom of nature, and of life itself.

Press:

"The Biggest Little Farm is most fascinating as an account of people who made a dream come true, then realized that keeping it alive is hard, often heartbreaking work." ★★★ - Roger Ebert

"It [The Biggest Little Farm] may revive your wonder at the weird but ultimately awe-inspiring ways in which humans can help nature do its work." - The New York Times




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Documentaire / 2018 / 1:31 / Director: John Chester / / Verenigde Staten / Spoken languages: English / Subtitles: Dutch

A testament to the immense complexity of nature. When the barking of Molly and John's beloved dog Todd leads to an eviction notice from their tiny LA apartment, John and Molly Chester make a choice that takes them out of the city and onto 200 acres in the foothills of Ventura County, naively endeavoring to build one of the most diverse farms of its kind in complete coexistence with nature. The land they have chosen, however, is utterly depleted of nutrients and suffering from a brutal drought. The film chronicles eight years of daunting work and outsize idealism as they attempt to create the utopia they seek, planting 10,000 orchard trees and over 200 different crops, and bringing in animals of every kind– including an unforgettable pig named Emma and her best friend, Greasy the rooster. When the farm's ecosystem finally begins to reawaken, so does the Chesters’ hope – but as their plan to create perfect harmony takes a series of wild turns, they realize that to survive they will have to reach a far greater understanding of the intricacies and wisdom of nature, and of life itself.


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