Arkansas Farm Bureau
The Arkansas Farm Bureau celebrated it 75th anniversary in 2009. As part of that celebration it commissioned the gathering of visual history interviews from some of its member leaders. Their collective memories represented over 2000 years of agriculture history in Arkansas.
Mindful Media Productions was employed to both interview the members and create a 30-minute broadcast film from their recollections. The following clip is from the opening moments of the film.
"We sought help from Mindful Media when we began capturing our members' "oral histories project" in advance of Arkansas Farm Bureau's 75th anniversary. The resulting product, the documentary "A Unity of Purpose," was simply outstanding. When we debuted the documentary at our state convention, it was met with universal approval, and invoked in our members a wide range of emotions, with laughter, tears and nostalgia heavy throughout the audience. Gabe has a great way of crafting a story that is memorable and meaningful. Without his skills, our documentary would not have been the success it turned out to be. I predict we will find outlets for the documentary for years to come, because the story is so compelling."