Lars-Martin Hunstad


With several crises hanging over society, many have an ambivalent relationship with the farmer. We are grateful for the food, but still ask: Do you deplete soil and resources, do you pollute the globe, do you deprive animals of a life in freedom, and do you receive too much subsidies?

Is it the farmer or the society that should feel guilty? People want more, and they want it better and cheaper. The farmer can do nothing but follow. Isn’t it a paradox that those who satisfies our most basic needs also are a threat for the planet we live on?

My dad is a farmer, I am a farmer's son, and I wonder who we are. Shouldn't everyone know who we are? This project is a search for answers about my own identity, about what I am, what my parents are and what farmers are: heroes or villains?