• The Farmer and his Prince

  • The Farmer and his Prince

The Farmer and his Prince

by Bertram Verhaag

The Farmer and his Prince

Germany | 2014 | 52:00 min

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Prinz Charles erscheint in einem gänzlich ungewohnten Licht, das den Zuschauer zwingt, viele Vorurteile gegenüber ihm und der ökologischen Landwirtschaft über Bord zu werfen.
“Is this what paradise looks like? With lush poetic images, Bertram Verhaag takes us on a trip to southern England, to Prince Charles’ organic farm. Be prepared to dismiss a many preconceptions after seeing this film; preconceptions against Prince Charles and against organic agriculture.” (ehp June 2013)

This film depicts a Prince, who has the vision to feed the world with organic agriculture and heal damaged nature. Alongside his charismatic farm manager David Wilson, he has been pursuing this goal for 30 years. Through poetically impressive images, this unique collaboration portrays how organic agriculture works, and the benefits that emanate from it. Bertram Verhaag observed these two visionaries over the course of five years - through all four seasons.

The Prince of Wales already felt strongly about the concept of organic and sustainable farming long before the word “sustainability” was on everyone’s lips. More than 30 years ago, he realised that other farmers could only be swayed to cultivate their land without poisons and in harmony with nature, if they were presented with a practical example. This example turned into an exceptional success and now, farmers from all over the United Kingdom travel to the Duchy Home Farm, to gather the courage and knowledge they need, to convert to organic themselves. Prince Charles appears in an entirely unusual light, which forces the viewer to throw all prejudices towards him and organic agriculture overboard.
Award of the Minister of Agriculture – Life Sciences Film Festival Prague; Prize of the President of
Nitra Selfgoverning Region – Agrofilm Fest Nitra; Montreal, Bratislava, Kuchnia+Food Film Fest Warsaw
Cast and Crew
  • Director Bertram Verhaag
  • Director of Photography Hans Albrecht Lusznat, Waldemar Hauschild, Pauli Hien, Gerald Fritzen
  • Producer Eva Linke
  • Production assistent Jenka Hauschild
  • Editor Melania Singer, Doris Musikar, Uwe Klimmeck
  • Sound Zoltan Ravasz, Marcus von Kleist, Markus von Kleist
  • Score Sami Hammi
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Production Company
DENKmal-Film Verhaag GmbH
Herzogstr. 97, 80796 München

Phone: +49 89 526601

Fax: +49 89 5234742

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