Portrait photographer Mike Disfarmer of Heber Springs featured in DISFARMER: A PORTRAIT OF AMERICA Sunday March 30, at the Ozark Foothills Film Fest

Mike Disfarmer of Heber Springs, active from the World War I era until his death in 1959, occupies an increasingly important place in the history of American photography. Disfarmer captured the faces of the heartland at a defining period in our history. He documented the families of the farmland as they struggled through World War I, the Great Depression, and World War II. He also captured the post-war boom and the optimism of the 1950’s. In so doing, he created a vivid visual record of life in and around Heber Springs.Canadian producer Dennis Mohr will present sections of his in-progress documentary film, DISFARMER: A PORTRAIT OF AMERICA, nearing completion and scheduled for Canadian television in the fall. He and collaborator, consultant/producer Hava Gurevich will talk about their experiences researching the life of the little-known photographer and their plans for completing and distributing the film.

Sunday, March 30 at 3:15 PM at Independence Hall, UACCB, Batesville Admission is FREE.  For more information about the Ozark Foothills Film Fest go to  Ozark Foothills Filmfest