Running the 184
Documentary - 41 mins - New Jersey, USA
Ryan Donnelly, Anthony Russo and Connie Gardner attempt to run 184 miles, the length of New Jersey. After Ryan is diagnosed with a rare blood clotting disease, he decides to take the run on, one year after being admitted to the hospital with 2 blood clots in his leg, and one in his lung.
His journey to run the length of New Jersey becomes a greater cause than he could ever imagine when more people join the run, and he inspires others to get off the couch and change their lives.
The 184 mile run took place in the dead heat of late August. The runners all struggle and the in the end they inspire many people to get out and get healthy, including the filmmaker and his wife.
The Bullish Farmer
Documentary - 80 mins - New York, USA
Over a decade ago, John Ubaldo, aka “John Boy,” a successful Wall Street investment banker decided to call it quits. Distraught over the loss of his best friend in the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center, John traded in his high finance career for 185 acres of land on the Battenkill River in Cambridge, NY, to live a quiet life as a small farmer. John wanted to farm the way it was done 100 years ago, raising a variety of livestock and crops. His only goal was to raise delicious and nutritious food for himself and his extended network of family and friends. But John’s dream of living an uncomplicated traditional agrarian life gets complicated when he comes up against Big Agriculture (Big Ag) and realizes that his methods are not in sync with today’s prevailing agricultural methods. John, the very private farmer, becomes a passionate and outspoken activist lobbying for GMO labeling, animal rights, the preservation of crop diversity and the reduction of chemical fertilizers to help preserve small farms and rural America.
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