Boneta Film Wins 2 Awards at Vegas Freedom Fest

Documentary about Virginia farmer’s triumph over corruption, cronyism wins Anthem Film Festival Awards

“Farming in Fear” is the story of Martha Boneta’s Struggle against Power and Privilege

Anthem_Festival_BonetaPARIS, VA – July 13, 2014 – In a stunning victory for the cause of property rights throughout the United States, the documentary “Farming in Fear,” won both the Excellence in Filmmaking for a Short Documentary and the Audience Choice Awards at the prestigious Anthem Film Festival at Freedom Fest in Las Vegas July 11, 2015.

Directed by Sean Malone of Honest Enterprise, “Farming in Fear” features commentaries by renowned defenders of property rights, including author/farmer Joel Salatin, John Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute and Constitutional scholar Mark Fitzgibbons.

Martha Boneta’s dream of becoming a farmer is realized when her family purchases a 64-acre property on the edge of Virginia’s fabled Shenandoah Valley.  But Martha soon enters a Kafkaesque world of phony documents, trumped-up charges, and GESTAPO-style “inspections” of her property.  Her dream becomes a nightmare until she does the one thing her tormentors never counted on:  She fights back.   Over time, the elaborate web of deceit spun by the well-heeled interests coveting her farm is exposed for all to see.

“Facing overwhelming odds in the form of collusion involving a ruthless local government, a rapacious environmental group, powerful real estate interests, and even the IRS, Martha Boneta stood her ground,” says Bonner Cohen, senior fellow at the National Center for Public Policy Research and senior policy analyst with the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT). “The film documents her struggle against corrupt forces intent on driving her off her land.   Her ultimate triumph is inspirational and so is this documentary.”

Boneta said, “I am so grateful the Virginia General Assembly passed bi-partisan legislation providing additional protections to family farmers and local landowners. I am also thankful to The Anthem Film Festival for helping people everywhere understand that you can fight back against over regulation and to never give up on the American Dream!”

About Martha’s Farm

Paris Barns is a historic working farm in Paris, Virginia offering farm fresh seasonal organic vegetables, fresh and dried herbs, honey and honey bee products, eggs (chicken, duck, turkey and emu), hand-made soaps and alpaca, llama and sheep’s wool crafts and more.



4 Responses to Boneta Film Wins 2 Awards at Vegas Freedom Fest

  1. CC Collins Reply

    July 28, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    We all owe you. Thank you for fighting for us.

  2. Susie Dorman Reply

    July 16, 2015 at 11:55 am

    Thank you for your hard work Martha! You are an inspiration!

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  4. Joanne Smoot Reply

    July 14, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    Congratulations Martha, I am so proud of you, what you stand for, and what you have accomplished. You are my hero!

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