In 1993, Larry and Linda Faillace had a dream. They imported sheep from Europe to make cheese on their family farm in Warren, Vermont. By 1998, their dream was turning into a years-long struggle to keep their sheep alive. The USDA believed the sheep may have contracted Mad Cow Disease and put U.S. livestock at risk. Even though no sheep in the world have ever contracted Mad Cow Disease under natural circumstances, the USDA destroyed the Faillace family's dream in March 2001, when dozens of armed Federal agents seized their sheep and slaughtered them. This is a story of optimism, heartbreak, politics, community, and family.
About the Author
Ed Dooley started his visual career as a commercial still photographer and then founded Vermont Story Works in
1993, producing award winning children's films and books, including the Let's Go series, which garnered numerous
National and International awards. Documentary films in the U.S. and abroad have been his passion for several years; his latest film, Tune In
Tomorrow, focuses on local community radio, why it's disappearing, and why it's so important to the fabric of our communities. ...