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The Grasslands Project - Life Out Here

The Grasslands Project - Life Out Here

| 11 min

This short documentary from The Grasslands Project brings a female perspective to the male-dominated ranching and farming industries. Women often have a strong voice in the operations, and some women have been running their own ranches for decades. For this collaborative documentary, the participants themselves chose the themes to be discussed and then interviewed each other. These women are deeply dedicated to their farms, ranches and families. They can ranch as well as a man... maybe even better.

  • writer
    Scott Parker
  • director
    Scott Parker
  • producer
    David Christensen
  • cinematography
    Scott Parker
  • editor
    Scott Parker
  • music composer
    Aaron Macri
  • music performer
    Aaron Macri
  • sound mix engineer
    John Blerot
  • on-line colourist
    Joe Owens
  • social media coordinator
    Kristin Catherwood
  • transcription
    Patricia Garry
    Sharon Murphy
  • title animation
    Kim Clegg
  • production coordinator
    Jasmine Pullukatt
    Faye Yoneda
  • production supervisor
    Mark Power
  • program administrator
    Bree Beach
    Ginette D'Silva
  • centre operations manager
    Darin Clausen
  • executive producer
    David Christensen
  • director of English programming
    Michelle van Beusekom


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Ages 13 to 18

Family Studies/Home Economics - Feminism
Geography - Territory: Agricultural
Social Studies - Communities in Canada/World

A short documentary from The Grasslands Project featuring four women with a range of roles, from running their own ranches to playing an important part in the family farm. Participants collaborated with the filmmaker on this documentary: they chose the themes and interviewed one another. Identify the psychological and social pressures faced by the women, how they confronted those pressures, and how they overcame them. Describe their approaches to work ethic, adversity and stress.

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