Best Documentary Feature - Brooklyn Film Festival
Southern Documentary Jury Prize - Macon Film Festival
Best Documentary Feature - Charlotte Film Festival
Southern Stories Jury Prize - Hot Spring Documentary Film Festival
Jury Finalist - New Orleans Film Festival
"I found the film incredibly moving, honest and the best film portrayal of the difficulties of transitioning from military to civilian life for a combat veteran that I have ever had the privilege of viewing."
— Dr. Irving Kuo, Associate Chief of Staff for Mental Health Services at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System
Unflinching and occasionally unsettling, Farmer/Veteran burrows past the flag-waving and the stigma that have shrouded returning soldiers of every age, inviting us to witness the bent but unbroken path of one warrior’s rebuilding.
— Jon Kieran / New Orleans Film Festival
"The filmmakers' delicate portrayal of a psychologically shattered veteran was expertly shot, edited, and framed as both a heartbreaking portrait of an individual soldier and an indictment of our inability to deal with the health of those who return."
— Brooklyn Film Festival Jury / Best Feature Documentary Award
"Myths are made to be reconstructed. Lives are made to be redeemed. Farmer/Veteran is a film which attempts both. The assured vision and care of its filmmakers is a testament to their love of craft and subject. Blair and Lange miraculously avoid issues-based rhetoric. This film is an ode to the American way."
— Colin Stacy, Reel Spirituality / FULL REVIEW
"Farmer/Veteran is a three dimensional character study about a veteran that felt thoroughly refreshing in its approach and tone. You might think this is a story you've heard before, but it isn't. It’s 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
"Alex's story is important for civilians because it shows that there are men and women who served our country but aren't being taken care of when they return. This film is beautiful, and terrifying… The film has strengthened my resolve to help our veterans build a life for themselves and their families.”
— Chris Burch, Former US Army Special Forces, Co-founder Team Vetscape