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‘Hanna Ranch’ film screening

Posted Aug. 06, 2014, at 11:44 a.m.

Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Location: Colonial Theatre, 163 High St, Belfast, Maine

For more information: 207-338-6575; mainefarmlandtrust.org

Maine Farmland Trust is hosting the Maine premiere of Hanna Ranch: One Cowboy’s Fight for Family and Land. The film will screen at The Colonial Theatre in Belfast on Thursday, August 14th at 6pm. The free screening will be followed by a Q&A with Karl Kister, one of the executive producers of the film.

Hanna Ranch is a feature documentary about visionary cattleman Kirk Hanna and his personal struggle to protect a once prominent way of life in Colorado. Born into a life on the family ranch, Hanna became a leader in the environmental ranching movement that set out to protect the West from the relentless encroachment of development and misuse.

Featured in the book Fast Food Nation and dubbed the “eco-cowboy,” he was an early adopter of Holistic Resource Management practices, sat on numerous environmental boards and was president of the Colorado Cattleman’s Association. Hanna’s opinion was so widely sought and respected, many even saw him as a future governor of Colorado. But when his dream of harmony and sustainability ran up against the reality of family conflict and mounting threats to the land, Hanna lost hope.

Kirk’s legacy and fight live on as his family and friends continue to protect the West by saving Hanna Ranch.

More info about the movie here: http://www.hannaranchmovie.com/

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