• Still from A Farmer's Wife

    Still from A Farmer's Wife

The Film

Disarmingly intimate, David Sutherland's The Farmer's Wife is a landmark documentary portrait of three tumultuous years in the life of a Nebraska farm family facing its toughest crisis. Darrel Buschkoetter is chasing his lifelong dream of being a farmer; his wife Juanita is sacrificing her own dreams to keep his dreams alive. But when we meet them, they are on the verge of losing it all — the farm, their self-respect, and their marriage. Their daily struggle forces them to grow as individuals and as a couple, renegotiating traditional roles and in the process discovering a wellspring of courage, ability, and faith.

The Filmmaker

  1. David SutherlandProducer