Though not overtly connected, the film is a 'spiritual prequel' to Laura Dunn's 2008 documentary "The Unforeseen". That film is firmly grounded in urban concerns, while "The Seer" is grounded in rural ones. Both heavily feature the writing and voice of author Wendell Berry. See more
In my first year of the CSA one of my customers asked me if I had heard of Wendell Berry. I said, "No of course not." And they gave me a book called "The Unsettling of America". It was like "Oh my God" someone has written the story of my people, my experience. And that was different, to have it put into words, that were really honest. And also, they captured the emotion of it, the feeling, the way we felt about it. It was respectful of it. We weren't used to being respected."
"That was ...