VISIBLE FARMER discovers the untold stories of Australia’s incredible farming women who have long remained ‘invisible’. Meet Chris, the goat farmer, who has reinvented the family business into a gourmet success. Darrylin, an indigenous cattle farmer and WA’s Rural Woman of the Year, determined to create a better future for her community and Annabelle, a young pastoralist, who fought hard for her place as farm successor, when her mother never stood a chance. From remote outback stations to urban market gardens – it’s a journey that will change your perception of who a farmer is.
VISIBLE FARMER reveals the hidden face of Australian agriculture and the vital and innovative roles women play. The series asks serious questions about contemporary issues facing rural Australia and its future. Ultimately it empowers women to stand up and declare ‘I am a farmer.”
With a solid international career spanning over 25 years, Gisela Kaufmann is one of Australia’s most acclaimed documentary filmmaker.
Together with Carsten Orlt she owns Kaufmann Productions and they are known to craft films with integrity and passion. Their documentaries focus on science, natural history, the environment and the people who care about it. Global stories like SHARK GIRL and CUTTLEFISH – THE BRAINY BUNCH, or their latest one-hour ABC special FARMER NEEDS A ROBOT. Over the last 20 years their films have received over 70 national and international film awards including the prestigious Australian Film Institute (AFI) Award and the Australian Museum’s Eureka Award for best Science Journalism.
Gisela’s films have proven that a powerful story can make a difference.