Farming In Fear to Premiere at Anthem Film Festival July 11

Honest Enterprise, a project of the Charles Koch Institute, will premiere its latest film, Farming in Fear, at the Anthem Film Festival on July 11 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Farming in Fear tells the story of Martha Boneta, a young, idealistic woman who fulfills her childhood dream of buying and operating a small organic farm; but actions by a web of connected groups and individuals threaten to put her out of business.

Farming in Fear examines the nearly 10-year ordeal a local Virginia farmer fought in order to earn a living operating her small farm. Despite obstacles created by local government and personal attacks, Martha Boneta never gave up on her dream. Farming In Fear takes viewers through Martha’s battle, from the treatment she received from local officials to the introduction of the “Boneta Bill”—protection for small farmers ensuring that they will never experience what Martha did.

The Anthem Film Festival is part of FreedomFest, a multinational conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, taking place July 8–11. This year’s conference theme is “Can We Restore the American Dream?”

Honest Enterprise is a project of the Charles Koch Institute. 

The Institute produces films through Honest Enterprise to inspire others by giving a voice to everyday Americans who work to make life better for themselves and their communities. Often the backbone of their communities, these Americans have stories to tell; at Honest Enterprise, we’re here to share them.

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