A FILM BY LIZ MARSHALL
From 1971 – 1977 Midian Farm was a back-to-the-land social experiment created by a community of urban baby-boomers from Toronto. Part of the youth counter-culture movement during a period of social and political re-imagining, its utopian vision eventually collapsed.
Midian Farm is a collection of multiple voices, old branches and universal themes, and I set out to unearth an untold Canadian story, one I had always had in my back pocket. Cracking open Midian Farm was excavating the story of my mother and father, their marriage and leadership. It required a special kind of grit, as if prying the rusted lock of an ancient chest.