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“It is important to boost each other, encourage each other, and share our experiences,” grain farmer and feedlot operator Lynn Dargis says in a new documentary called “Picture a Farmer.” The film celebrates female farmers — and challenges old stereotypes.

Film about farming women shows how times have changed — and how old stereotypes still linger

Documentary shows how women aren't just ‘farmers’ wives and farmers’ daughters’ anymore

Reading Time: 5 minutes When you picture a farmer in your head, who do you think of? A man wearing a ball cap? Or do you picture a woman? In a new 20-minute documentary, filmmaker Kelsey van Moorsel asks you to “Picture a Farmer.” And the three farmers featured in the first-time filmmaker’s documentary are all women. “I come […] Read more

Homecomings looks at the volunteer efforts behind 
the summer celebrations in Magrath.

A loving look at rural life in Alberta and Saskatchewan

Reading Time: < 1 minute Following a successful ‘world premier’ tour of nine small communities in Alberta and Saskatchewan, the National Film Board has put the 10 short films in its Grasslands Project online. Last year, filmmaker Scott Parker spent six months in Saskatchewan and Alberta to create the 10 films based on community-generated ideas. Subjects, themes, and even interview […] Read more