Lord and Father documents the conflicting viewpoints of father and son over profitability and morality in the operation of a Kentucky tobacco farm. The issues come to a head when a cancer-related death strikes the tenant family that works their land, and the value of human life versus the necessity of making a living becomes personal. Integrated into this portrait is an overview of the economic history of tobacco growing in the United States and of sharecropping, the social system that underpins it. The film spotlights the bonds of duty, love, guilt, and economic interdependence that tie these families together.
Screenings & Festivals
American Film Festival
Brotherhood in Media Award
Festival Internacional de Cinema/Figueria da Foz, Portugal
Film Festival Rotterdam