Executive Producers Robert Redford & Terrence Malick
Producers Jef Sewell & Laura Dunn
Co-Producers Nick Offerman, Gill Holland & Owsley Brown
Cinematographer Lee Daniel
Wendell Berry, poet and prophet of rural America, looks through a forty-paned window. A long-time advocate for land stewardship, sustainable farming, local economies and rootedness to place, Berry challenges us to imagine a better, healthier, saner world.
THE SEER: A PORTRAIT OF WENDELL BERRY is a fiscally sponsored project of the Austin Film Society. You can make a donation to this project using the form below. You will receive a letter acknowledging your gift to the Austin Film Society on behalf on the project. Since AFS is a non-profit organization, your donation may be deducted from your taxes as a charitable contribution under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code.
About the Director
Laura Dunn started making documentaries in response to her undergraduate experience at Yale University. Through a chronicle of labor strikes on campus, THE SUBTEXT OF A YALE EDUCATION examines the corporatization of higher education. She then returned to her birthplace to make GREEN, a sobering look at environmental racism along the Mississippi River petrochemical corridor, a.k.a. “Cancer Alley”. Other work includes experimental films BABY, a personal take on population issues, and BECOME THE SKY, an ecological map of power in Texas. Her first feature documentary, THE UNFORESEEN, executive produced by Robert Redford and Terrence Malick, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, was released theatrically and broadcast on the Sundance Channel. Her work has screened at the MOMA, film festivals worldwide and as part of several grassroots tours. Honors include a Rockefeller Media Arts Fellowship, Student Academy Award, Yale’s Trumbull Fine Arts Prize, and the Independent Spirit Truer Than Fiction Award. She lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and five young boys.