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Farming film highlights the dangers of grain entrapment

The film, Silo, explores the dangers of farming and grain entrapment. It will screen for one day only in Winchester of Saturday. {Art Provided}

WINCHESTER — Farming is hard … and it can be dangerous. A new film, which will play for one night only, explores what happens 50 feet worth of corn turns to quicksand. Silo: Feeding the World Comes at a Cost will screen for one night only, March 7, at the Oldham Theater on the historic Winchester Square beginning at 4 p.m. To watch a trailer of the film, click here.

“Inspired by true events, SILO follows a harrowing day in an American farm town. Disaster strikes when teenager Cody Rose is entrapped in a 50-foot-tall grain bin. When the corn turns to quicksand, family, neighbors and first responders must put aside their differences to rescue Cody from drowning in the crop that has sustained their community for generations,” the film’s website states.

It stars Jim Parrack, who some may remember as Hoyt from the HBO series True Blood.

The Franklin County Young Farmers and Ranchers sponsored the special screening. Filmmakers says they hope the film reflects the “emotional, physical and psychological costs of feeding the world.” It’s the first feature film to examine grain entrapment, which is what happens when a person becomes submerged in grain inside a silo. According to U.S Department of Labor, 26 farmers dies in grain entrapment accidents in 2010. Most of those victims were young farmers.

The screening will be accompanied by a discussion led by the Grain Handling Safety Coalistion to discuss safety-related issues. For more information, visit the Grain Safety website. •

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