Mirasol, Looking at the Sun

37 mins


Water is a finite resource — and an essential one. For farmers, it’s everything. Award-winning director Ben Knight explores a national issue around water through an intimate portrait of a small community in Pueblo, Colorado, that’s fighting to protect their water, land and livelihood. Mirasol, Looking at the Sun follows a multi-generational Italian and Hispanic immigrant farming community, from the 92-year-old farmer whose family has worked the land for generations, to the young people who are ready and willing to take the reins. Through their voices, the film offers a story of a deep connection to place, the land and the famed Pueblo chile, which are all threatened by rapid development and population growth.

Production Team

Ben Knight

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Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2024 Mountainfilm Festival.

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Since 1977, Palmer Land Conservancy has worked to conserve over 138,000 acres of land forever. We are a cutting-edge Colorado water and conservation leader committed to developing innovative solutions that balance the competing needs of water that allow for growing cities, thriving agriculture, and a healthy environment. Palmer has spent the last 8 years working alongside the local Pueblo farmers, community, and local water utility to protect “the Mesa” in the face of an impending dry up. 

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