On Her Own
Directed by: Morgan Schmidt-Feng
Length: 80 minutes International premiere (US)
ROM Theatre – April 27 – 7:00 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 3 – April 29 – 4:30 pm
Scotiabank Theatre 3 – May 1 – 9:15 pm
Filmmaker Morgan Schmidt-Feng and documentary subject Nancy Prebilich are available April 22-May 3.
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On Her Own tells the story of Nancy Prebilich and her family as they struggle to save their 5th generation farm during the Great Recession. When both of Nancy’s parents suddenly pass away, Nancy, her sister, niece and nephews fight to stay afloat in the face of loss and financial instability.
On Her Own represents what is happening all across the US as houses are foreclosed, families are forced to move purely for financial reasons and small farms face ruthless competition from larger factory farms and land developers. Chronicling Nancy’s personal journey over a 5 year span, this extraordinary story explores the roles that history and ancestry play in our present day lives, asking what happens when the cost of preserving family heritage is the family itself.