A feature length film following the lives of a new generation of
'...a lyrical, evocative and affectionate paean to the countryside and its people...The images captured by Richard Branczik are often stunning, although the picturesque nature of the mists, downpours and snows is never allowed to distract from the problems they pose to the daily routine.'
--David Parkinson, Empire Magazine Online
The average age of a UK
farmer is 58 years. Traditional family farms are increasingly under threat. Tune for the Blood
follows the lives of a new generation from family farms in rural
Herefordshire over a year as they face challenges of farming and keeping
their communities alive in the modern world.
order bull semen online, they negotiate volatile markets, and they deal
with financial and personal fallout from bovine TB. Through it all,
their strong respect for tradition and a deep connection to the land shines through. The film celebrates that connection, underscoring
it with a original music by internationally acclaimed bassist, Danny Thompson.
These fresh and authentic young rural voices,
with their passion and humour, breathe life into some of the pressing
issues of the countryside at a time when
food security is high on the agenda and the place of the family farm in modern agriculture is being debated.
DVDs now available to buy from our website!
We have had requests from groups and organisations to screen the film in their communities and at local cinemas, and now you can get a licence for a public screening. You can organise your own screening of Tune for the Blood in any venue where your imagination takes you: barns, sheds, community halls, schools, fields, pubs...just go to our Organise A Screening pages.
We've opened a new youtube channel and our first clip from the film is uploaded! A chance for audiences to get some idea of what's involved in having your pedigree dairy herd TB tested: the stress, the process, the consequences. Will Jono Rogers have a reactor?