Dr. Gail Myers, Rhythms of the Land Director
Dr. Gail Myers is a cultural anthropologist, creator of the film project, Rhythms of the Land and Co-founder of Farms to Grow, Inc. In 1997, while pursuing her doctorate at The Ohio State University, she conducted her first interviews with African American farmers.
Her passion for Black farmers developed as a result of hearing stories of their loss and struggles without recognition for their contributions. For the last 23 years she has been interviewing, researching, writing about, and filming the stories of African American farmers. Myers is considered an expert in the anthropology of African American farming.
Rhythms of the Land documentary fills the void of these missing agrarian narratives and honors these sharecroppers, farmers, and gardeners.