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Director/Producers: Laura Dunn, Jef Sewell | Editor: Laura Dunn | Composer: Kerry Muzzy | Cinematographer: Lee Daniel | USA / 2017 / 82 min / Documentary
About the Film
Executive produced by Robert Redford and Terrence Malick, Look & See sensitively explores the diminishment of agrarian culture in the United States, as witnessed by farmer, author, and activist Wendell Berry and his family and neighbors in Henry County, Kentucky. As Berry champions land stewardship, sustainability, and community and gives voice to his fellow farmers, an undervalued, often ignored segment of rural America comes into focus in Laura Dunn and Jef Sewell's artful portrait.
About the Filmmakers
Laura Dunn started making documentaries in response to her undergraduate experience at Yale University, with The Subtext of a Yale Education. She then returned to her birthplace to make Green, a sobering look at environmental racism along the Mississippi River petrochemical corridor, AKA “Cancer Alley.” Other work includes experimental films Baby, a personal take on population issues, and Become the Sky, an ecological map of power in Texas. Her first feature documentary, The Unforseen, executive produced by Robert Redford and Terrence Malick, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, was released theatrically, and broadcast on the Sundance Channel. Honors include a Rockefeller Media Arts Fellowship, Student Academy Award, Yale’s Trumbull Fine Arts Prize, International Documentary Association Pare Lorenz Grant and an Independent Spirit Truer Than Fiction Award. She lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and six young boys.
Jef Sewell acted as producer on Laura's first feature documentary The Unforeseen. In addition to fundraising and extensive on-location work, Jef designed The Unforeseen’s motion graphic sequences for which he was nominated for an Outstanding Achievement in Graphics and Animation at the inaugural Cinema Eye awards. Jef is also Founder/CEO of Austin-based Amplifier, a vertically-integrated merchandising logistics firm that serves well-known Internet brands such as MailChimp, Rooster Teeth, Reddit, Geek and Sundry, Slack, InVision and many others.