Look & See: Wendell Berry's Kentucky

Indie Lens Pop-Up
The Library and KCPT–Kansas City PBS screen the acclaimed 2016 documentary spotlighting the famed essayist, novelist, poet, and champion of agrarian life, Wendell Berry, who’s now decrying the encroachment of industrial agriculture on the land he loves. A discussion follows.
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Program: 
2:00 pm
Wendell Berry is often called a “prophet for rural America.” The 83-year-old essayist, novelist, and poet–one of our country’s most important living writers–has famously championed agrarian life while living and farming since 1965 in Henry County, Kentucky.

Now, he’s seeing industrial agriculture creep into the land he loves. The 2016 documentary Look & See: Wendell Berry's Kentucky examines that changing landscape and the shifting values of rural America as seen in Berry’s mind’s eye.

The Library and KCPT–Kansas City PBS screen the film in the latest installment of the Indie Lens Pop-Up series. A subsequent discussion features local artists and community partners including The Writers Place and the Atkins-Johnson Farm and Museum.

The event is co-presented by KCPT-Kansas City PBS and the University of Missouri-Kansas City.