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The Grasslands Project - The Last One

The Grasslands Project - The Last One

| 6 min

This short documentary from The Grasslands Project explores the struggles of small Prairie farms. “These small farms are a thing of the past,” laments Herb Pidt, whose family homesteaded on this land in the 1920s. The Pidt family scraped a living out of these harsh, dry prairies and, though poor, always managed to put food on the table. But that era has come to an end, and, as Herb touchingly explains, he’s the last one on the farm and there’s no one left to keep the home place together.

  • 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 12 to 18

Family Studies/Home Economics - Aging/Death and Dying
Geography - Territory: Agricultural
Social Studies - Communities in Canada/World

A short documentary from The Grasslands Project featuring Herb Pidt, whose family has farmed on the land for generations. That era has come to an end, as there are no family members who want to keep the farm running. Film can be used for discussions, essays or research projects about the factors that lead to young people leaving farming communities for urban employment.

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