Filmmaker: Susan Froemke, John Hoffman
Runtime: 93 minutes
From the Montana Rockies to the Kansas wheat fields and the Gulf of Mexico, families who work the land and sea are crossing political divides to find unexpected ways to protect the natural resources vital to their livelihoods. An official selection of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and narrated by Tom Brokaw, RANCHER, FARMER, FISHERMAN is the next chapter of conservation heroism, deep in America’s heartland.
About the Filmmakers
Susan Froemke is a four-time Emmy winner and non-fiction filmmaker with over thirty films to her credit, including Academy Award-nominated HBO documentary film “Lalee’s Kin,” “Grey Gardens,” and “Wagner’s Dream,” which had a U.S. theatrical run before airing on PBS. Froemke recently co-directed “Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare.” She was formerly principal filmmaker at legendary Maysles Films more than two decades.
HBO veteran and Executive Vice President of Documentaries and Specials, John Hoffman produces original documentary programming from development through production, commissions and acquires films and specials, and is responsible for developing cross-platform programming. Before joining HBO, Hoffman created and produced the award-winning Nickelodeon series Allegra’s Window from 1993-96. He earlier served as a producer at Children’s Television Workshop and before that was administrative director of the Center for Special Studies at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. Hoffman also co-founded the non-profit production company AIDSFILMS, dedicated to HIV education.