National | Media Release

Announcing Featured Farmers in NFU Films

The National Farmers Union (NFU) is excited to announce close to 40 farmers featured in the short films in “Depth of Field: Films About Farming” coming soon.

NOW AVAILABLE – LIST OF FEATURED FARMERS: see profiles here or review full contact sheet here. 

You may have seen them at a farm near you: March Forth Creative (MFC) has been retained by the National Farmers Union to produce the series of short documentaries over the 2023 farming season. To date, they have filmed from PEI to BC and are now catching the farmers mid-harvest in Saskatchewan. Soon they will be back in the studio to edit and complete the films for distribution and screening.

The Depth of Field films showcase Canadian farmers and farm workers and their sustainable farming practices on and off the land. Rotational grazing, seed saving, building healthy soils, and working for social justice–different farmers highlight their own priorities and, together, these films tell the story of farming practices that would create the local food system we all want.

Promoting these films all fall, winter and spring, the National Farmers Union hopes to reach millions of Canadian food consumers to inspire them and to let them know that, to have a thriving localized food system that reduces emissions, they need to buy directly from their local farmers–like the ones featured in Depth of Field.

The NFU represents the interests of farmers who are farming all across Canada. We are thrilled to have this opportunity to showcase some of Canada’s brilliant, determined farmers and their sustainability practices.  We hope the films will provide a connection between Canada’s farmers and all of us eaters who enjoy the bounty of their labor on our tables.” Jenn Pfenning, President, National Farmers Union

To organize a local screening – use the free Community Screening Guide available at, or email Nasseem at to inquire.

We thank our project partners March Forth Creative, Young Agrarians (YA), Régénération Canada, National Farmers Union-New Brunswick (NFU-NB), National Farmers Union-Ontario (NFU-O), Organic Alberta, Sustain Ontario, National Farmers Foundation (NFF), Canadian Organic Growers (COG), Farmers’ Markets Ontario, SaskOrganics, Small Scale Meat Producers Association (SSMPA).

We are grateful that funding for this project has been provided by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada through the AgriCommunication Program.


For more information:

Nasseem Hakimian, Communications and Project Manager, NFU:, (647) 624-6278

Mara Shaw, Executive Director, NFU: (613) 217-9404

Jenn Pfenning, President, NFU:,(519) 502-2582 

Tamer Soliman and Sarah Douglas, Filmmakers, March Forth Creative,   (613) 794-0314


Visit the website

Amplify the Organize a community film screening (PDF)

Use this Press Kit for farmer contact sheet, photos and bio’s, and more.

Use this Digital Toolkit for social media

See Initial Project Announcement Media Release

Watch the trailer