covenant (dir. michael mercil)


Covenant was filmed over three years at farmsteads and agricultural fairs throughout Ohio. In it, we hear the voices of farmers reflecting upon the nature and economy of keeping livestock; while through it, a narrated poem calls our attention to the anxieties and challenges of the human/farm animal bond.

Director: Michael Mercil
Director of Photography: Nick Bontrager

2012, 42 minutes, English.

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Museum of the Moving Image; Astoria, New York
American Documentary Film Festival; Palm Springs, California
International Film Festival for Environment, Health, and Culture; Jakarta, Indonesia
Athens Film Festival; Athens, Ohio
Colorado Environmental Film Festival; Boulder, Colorado
Fargo Film Festival; Fargo, North Dakota
Field & Screen film series; Wexner Center for the Arts; Columbus, Ohio