Greener Pastures is an immersive dive into the lives of four American families, tracking the rise of suicide rates and growing mental health issues among Midwestern farmers.
American farmers are dealing with more economic hardships and pressure than ever before. Globalization, mechanization and climate change have left the agriculture industry at a dark crossroads. Greener Pastures is an intimate portrait of four American families, exploring the rise of suicide rates and growing mental health issues among Midwestern farmers.
About the Filmmakers
ANDREW COHN is an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker and screenwriter who has directed material for Starz, ESPN Films, Netflix, PBS, Viceland, Apple Music and more. He most recently directed a 6-part documentary series for Starz entitled Warriors of Liberty City, which was executively produced by Lebron James. His film, Night School, premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, was supported by a MacArthur Grant and was released theatrically by Oscilloscope Laboratories. Cohn is also the director of the documentary Kid Danny, for ESPN Films’ 30 for 30 series. His first film, Medora, premiered at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival and went on to win an Emmy for PBS’ Independent Lens series. Cohn’s newest feature, Danny Brown: Live at The Majestic, was released through Apple Music later this year.
SAM MIRPOORIAN is an award-winning filmmaker based in the Midwest. His first film, Under the Bridge, explored the homeless population in Indianapolis, and was screened with President Obama's staff from the Department of Justice and HUD. Sam’s second film, Little Warriors, has been screened on PBS, as well as being played in festivals across the country. The film took home the Indiana Spotlight Film Award at the Academy-Award qualifying, Heartland Film Festival. He is also the editor and producer of the film, Destination Park, which premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival.