Distributor:  MediaStorm
Length:  31 minutes
Date:  2009
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English
Grade level: 7-12, college, adults
Color/BW:  Black and White
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Driftless: Stories from Iowa

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Once at the center of the U.S. economy, the family farm now drifts at its edges. In Iowa, old-time farmers try to hang on to their way of life, while their young push out to find their futures elsewhere. Driftless tells their stories.

Driftless: Stories from Iowa

Once at the center of the U.S. economy, the family farm now drifts at its edges. In Iowa, old-time farmers try to hang on to their way of life, while their young push out to find their futures elsewhere. A complex portrait of a well-loved American landscape, at a time of enormous cultural change.

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Awards

Emmy Year: 2010 Place: Nominee Category: New Approaches To News & Documentary Programming: Documentaries
Webby Year: 2010 Place: Winner Category: Best Editing/Online Film and Video
Pictures of the Year International Year: 2010 Place: Second Category: Documentary
Project of the Year NPPA's Best of Photojournalism Year: 2010 Place: Third Category: Documentary
Video Online Journalism Awards Year: 2009 Place: Winner Category: Online Video Journalism, Small Site
Fotoweek DC International Year: 2009 Place: Award of Merit Category: New Media, Documentary

Citation

Main credits

Frazier, Danny Wilcox (film director)
Frazier, Danny Wilcox (photographer)
Maierson, Eric (film producer)

Other credits

Photography by Danny Wilcox Frazier; cinematography by Taylor Gentry; original music by Ben Schmidt.


Distributor credits

Danny Wilcox Frazier

Photography: Danny Wilcox Frazier
Director: Danny Wilcox Frazier
Producer: Eric Maierson
Executive Producer: Brian Storm
Cinematography: Taylor Gentry
Original Music: Ben Schmidt
Audio: Chris Vanderwall
Graphics: Tim Klimowicz
Additional Audio: John Richard
Transcription: Jessica Stuart
Production Assistance: Tim Hussin
Additional Camera: Danny Wilcox Frazier, Aaron Preusch
Interns: Lindsey Walters, Robin Svec

Docuseek2 subjects

The Industrial Heartland
American Studies
Agriculture Sector
Sociology
Cultural Anthropology

Distributor subjects

American Studies, U.S. History, American Midwest, Children & Youth, Farming, Family, Labor Studies, Photography, Sociology, Latino Studies, Cultural Anthropology, Economic Anthropology
Expository
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Keywords

Driftless, Danny Wilcox Frazier, Iowa, family farm, Midwest, Midwestern, small town, farmers, family butcher, town bar, jumpng rock, migrant labor, country butcher, cornfields, agriculture, economy, American landscape, subdivisions, photography, eric maierson, brian storm; "Driftless: Stories from Iowa"; MediaStorm

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