Midian Farm

A transformative piece of family and Canadian history

If it had happened in America, Midian Farm would be a Hollywood script. Instead, its legacy is memorialized through a compelling point-of-view historical Canadian documentary. From 1971 – 1977, Midian Farm was a back-to-the-land social experiment created by a community of urban baby boomers from Toronto. Part of the youth counterculture movement during a period of social and political re-imagining, its utopian vision eventually collapsed. More than four decades later, filmmaker Liz Marshall unearths a transformative piece of family and Canadian history.

Written, Directed, Filmed by Liz Marshall
Produced by Liz Marshall and Roderick Deogrades
Edited by Roderick Deogrades and Mike Munn
Original Music by Ken Whiteley
Re-Recording Mixer Michelle Irving
Supervising Re-Recording Mixer Daniel Pellerin
Sound Editor Ryan Wibowo
Original Music Recording Engineered by Nicolas Tjelios
Music Clearance Amy Fritz
Additional Cinematography John Price, Justin Lovell
Assistant Editor Ellen DesRues
Production Coordinator Nathalie Klinck
Location Sound Recordists Peter Sawade, Mike Filippov, Chris Miller
Poster Design Karin Culliton


(2018, 1 x 80)
Canada | Color | 5.1 Surround
© LizMars Productions

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.