DVDs for Sale. Locally grown stories from filmmaker Jared Flesher:
The Farmer and the Horse digs into difficult questions about sustainability, self-sufficiency, and why we do the work we do. Featuring young farmers, draft horses, and the history of agricultural technology in New Jersey, this film goes beyond the usual platitudes of smiling organic farmers talking about the good life. Farming is hard work--especially if you don't use a tractor.
Running time: 76 minutes
In the Sourlands of Central New Jersey, a rampaging deer herd, invasive plants and wholesale habitat destruction threaten the local ecosystem. Farmers in the surrounding valley battle against high land prices, high property taxes, and increasingly erratic weather patterns. A group of local engineers searches for new ways to save energy and stop global warming. Pay close attention, and the challenges facing this community look a lot like the challenges facing ecosystems, farmers and energy visionaries everywhere.
Running Time: 75 minutes
Field Biologist is the story of 22-year-old Tyler Christensen, a talented but underemployed high school graduate from New Jersey still trying to figure out what to do with his life. Tyler’s great love is being outside, chasing birds and studying wildlife. One day he decides—brushing aside his lack of a college degree or scientific credentials—to drop everything and travel to Costa Rica to start doing his own conservation-oriented research on birds in the tropics.
Running time: 55 minutes