Farming A Legacy (25m, U S A) dir. by Rodney Sutton
The number of black-owned farms peaked in 1920. Experts predict that within the next twenty years, black-owned farms will cease to exist.
This project is about black farmers in Calvert County, Maryland who have survived for generations against incredible odds, acquired and accumulated land, and have found ways to continue a family farming legacy born on the backs of their slave ancestors. This project will document a black farmer’s way of life that is rapidly disappearing from the American landscape, while raising awareness and a deeper understanding about the plight, history, and experiences of the black farmer today.