Cynthia Huber Thesis Defense: For Love of the Land
- Friday, October 1, 2021 from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Cynthia Huber will be defending her thesis film and paper. Her film (For the Love of the Land) and paper (Rural Gentrification) looks at the tradition of land stewardship of small independent ranchers in the face of agricultural changes. Here is a description of her film:
"At 94 years old, John Hoiland is without heirs and is facing the loss of his land and his legacy.
Cattle ranching is a way of life for John. A way of life that is disappearing forever. Agriculture is a large economy in Montana, but the number of small ranches has dropped more than fifty one percent over the past half century. The rise of agribusiness, mechanization, and an exodus of the young to cities contributes to making family succession fade. John will fight for his way of life, his family name, and the tradition of land stewardship of the small independent rancher."
- School of Film & Photography, SNHF