The impact of Chinese investment in Canada’s cities has been well-publicized, and now My Farmland explores how it’s affecting the agricultural sector too. By focusing on three families -- two in tiny Saskatchewan farming communities, the other in the wine-making region of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, the film tells a very human story of how communities react to the influx of people from a different culture who hope for a better life by working the land. It’s also about what these newcomers must face.
Stuart Leonard is a fourth-generation farmer in Ogema, Saskatchewan, who sees much of the land in the area being bought by Chinese Canadian investors. Without the same access to investment capital, local farmers like Stuart can no longer compete for land. Will there be a fifth generation of the Leonard family farming the land?
David Fu is a newcomer to Coronach, Saskatchewan. He once worked a tiny farm in China and after twelve years in Vancouver was able to realize his dream and buy a farm. Now he must learn how to farm and make a living. He hopes there will be generations of Fu family farmers in Canada.
Simon Zhang’s wealthy uncle in China made a prestige purchase of a small Niagara winery, which Simon now manages. Simon and his family have to confront resistance to the new ownership, a language barrier, and undertake a huge learning curve.
My Farmland delves into both sides of this complex, unfolding transition.
This awarding winning documentary "My Farmland" is produced in association with Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, it aired at CBC on March 15, 2019, it has generated a lot of debate online.
Here is the link of film ( it can be viewed inside Canada only):
A Platinum Remi Award at 53rd WorldFest-Houston International Film festival 2020.
Best documentary feature 2020 Culture & diversity in the US
Best Education Film winner of the 2020 Universe Multicultural Film Festival ( UMFF)
The film is nominated for the prestigious 2019 Golden Sheaf Awards: “Best Point of View doc” and “Best Multicultural doc” at the 2019 Yorkton film festival in Canada,
Indie FEST film award: Award of Merit special Mention: Documentary feature, Award of Merit Special Mention: Direction, S
Sliver award at Spotlight documentary festival in 2019 in the US.
Best documentary at Changing face international film festival in Feb 2019
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