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Release Date: January 20, 2006Running Time: 82 mins.
MPAA Rating: NoneBox Office: $34,298.00
Genre: Documentary

Ann Peterson
John Peterson
Taggart Siegel
Teri Lang

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The life of John Peterson, a farmer, artist and progressive thinker, as seen through family home movies, photographs, film and video. In the late 1960s, John turned his traditional family farm into an experiment of art and agriculture, making it a haven for hippies, radicals and artists. In the late 1980s his community had scapegoated him as a devil worshipper/drug dealer and the farm debt crisis of the time brings about the tragic collapse of his farm. Defying all odds, John eventually farms again and creates a revolutionary extended village where people and art thrive alongside agriculture.