Hanna Ranch: One Colorado Cowboy's Fight for Family and Land
The ranching and agriculture industry is in serious jeopardy and the statistics are astounding. Every two minutes an acre of land is lost to development and over 500,000 ranchers have been forced to quit in the last 30 years.
Hanna Ranch is a feature documentary about visionary cattleman Kirk Hanna and his personal struggle to protect a once prominent way of life in Colorado. Born into a life on the family ranch, Hanna became a leader in the environmental ranching movement that set out to protect the West from the relentless encroachment of development and misuse. Chronologically told through family members, environmental leaders and ranch industry insiders, the story also touches on the sensitive issue of mental health.
Directed by award-winning producer and director Mitch Dickman of Denver's Listen Productions, Hanna Ranch is produced by Karl Kister and best-selling author Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation, Reefer Madness, Food Inc., Command and Control). Eric Schlosser will be in Denver for the premiere at the Starz Denver Film Festival on Saturday, November 9th and special panel discussion on responsible ranching on Sunday, November 10th in partnership with The Nature Conservancy and Slow Food USA. Find out more and get tickets here.