FARMER/VETERAN

"a film that defies your expectations at every turn. Alex is one of the most remarkable subjects I've seen in a doc in the last few years.” — Daniel Laabs, Dallas International Film Festival

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Farmer/Veteran is a documentary film about trauma, truth and the search for a new identity in the wake of war. 

 

SYNOPSIS

Home from three combat tours in Iraq, Alex Sutton forges a new identity as a farmer, hatching chicks and raising goats on 43 acres in rural North Carolina. He dives into life on the farm with his new love Jessica, but cannot shake the lingering traumas of war. The stories he tells about battlefield experiences become unmoored from reality as he cycles between states of heightened awareness and “feeling zombified” from a cocktail of prescriptions meant to keep him stable. For the viewer, as for Alex, what to believe about his past is uncertain. The farm becomes a terrain to unearth what is buried, what it really means to be “the perfect soldier," and where to find the way forward.

PRODUCTION NOTES

Documentary | North Carolina, USA | 2016
Running Time: 65min
Language: English

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