Troublesome Creek: A Midwestern

Troublesome Creek: A Midwestern

Director: Steven Ascher, Jeanne Jordan Cast: Dean Elias, Marge Harold


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This documentary highlights the demise of the American family farm by focusing on the misfortunes of one family. Husband-and-wife filmmakers Jeanne Jordan and Steven Ascher returned from their home in Massachusetts to record a crisis involving the Jordan family's Iowa farm. The family has owned the farm since 1867. In recent generations, the Jordans have borrowed money from the local bank to work the farm. Now, Russell and Mary Jane Jordan owe $200,000, and the bank wants the money repaid. They are adamant that the farm must remain in the family, however, and they sell all of their belongings to pay off the bank so that they can give the land to their son Jim. After their home is stripped and their precious belongings are auctioned off, the Jordans move to a tiny house in a nearby town, but Jim keeps the farm -- at least for the time being. ~ Michael Betzold

Product Details

Release Date: 02/14/2006
UPC: 0720917548326
Original Release: 1995
Rating: NR
Source: Fox Lorber
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:28:00

Special Features

4x3 full frame; Trailer gallery; Photo gallery; Bios

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Troublesome Creek - A Midwestern
1. Family [7:19]
2. Risk Rating [6:14]
3. Real Crisis [6:41]
4. Daddy's Date [6:51]
5. UFO's [7:08]
6. Keep, Sell, Throw [7:10]
7. Cows [6:41]
8. Auction Day [8:40]
9. Big Machinery [6:59]
10. Uncertainty [7:30]
11. Decisions [2:24]
12. End Credits [:00]

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