National | Media Release

Four P.E.I. Farms featured in Depth of Field: Films About Farming

Prince Edward Island, Canada—Prince Edward Island’s rich agricultural heritage takes the stage in the captivating documentary series of shorts, Depth of Field: Films About Farming, featuring four extraordinary PEI farms employing sustainable agricultural practices. The series of shorts, produced by March Forth Creative and the National Farmers Union, is set to premiere online at and at community film screenings in Winter 2024, offering viewers a close-up look at the lives and work of these remarkable individuals.

The four PEI farms featured in this enthralling short documentary series are Hakkers Organics, Red Pine Farm formerly known as Pleasant Pork, Ella’s Forest Organics and Barnyard Organics, who come from diverse backgrounds and share a deep-rooted passion for farming. Depth of Field delves into their stories, offering an intimate perspective of their struggles and triumphs, while also showcasing the unique charm of Prince Edward Island’s farming community. 

Award-winning filmmakers and co-producers of Depth of Field, Sarah Douglas and Tamer Soliman (March Forth Creative), expressed excitement about the series, saying, “These four unique farming operations really showcased their commitment to sustainable practices, as well as the diversity of food produced in PEI. It was a pleasure to visit the island and capture these picturesque farms.”

As Prince Edward Island faces increasingly unpredictable growing conditions, Depth of Field: Films About Farming serves as an inspiration for sustainable farmers and eaters. The series invites viewers to embark on a journey with these four remarkable farmers and discover the passion and dedication that is needed to farm sustainably.  

Stay tuned for the soft launches of each short film over the coming months that will be released online and via local screenings in collaboration with community members and other farm organizations during the winter of 2024.

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

About March Forth Creative: 

March Forth Creative (MFC) is a renowned producer of award-winning documentaries that explore meaningful and timely topics. Their films have been screened across Canada through multiple municipalities and non-profit organizations, and internationally through distribution companies.

About National Farmers Union: 

The National Farmers Union (NFU) is Canada’s national farm organization committed to family farms. Promoting agroecology and food sovereignty for 50+ years, the NFU does not waver in our vision for farmers, eaters, and the earth, embedded in social and economic justice in Canada and internationally.

We thank our project partners March Forth Creative, Young Agrarians, Régénération Canada, National Farmers Union-New Brunswick, National Farmers Union-Ontario, Organic Alberta, Sustain Ontario, National Farmers Foundation, Canadian Organic Growers, Farmers’ Markets Ontario, SaskOrganics, Small Scale Meat Producers Association.

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


Read and share this media release from the NFU website.


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 

Explore complete list of featured farmers: see profiles here or review full contact sheet here.

Amplify the Organize a community film screening (PDF)

Use this Press Kit for photos and bios, and more.

Use this Digital Toolkit for social media

See previous releases: Media Release 1 and Media Release 2

Watch the trailer