8/22 - 8/22
Jensen Community Center
The Amherst Fire District, the Amherst FFA, and the Jensen Community Center invite you to a special community screening of SILO, the first ever feature film about a grain entrapment. We will offer a 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. showing on Sunday, August 22, 2021 at the Jensen Community Center in Amherst.
The Amherst Fire District will bring their technical rescue trailer and equipment for display and to field questions. In addition to the screening, there will be a discussion following the film about safety and resources that the Amherst community is equipped with. The post-film discussion is designed to address the safety issues as well as other themes in the film that affect people in agricultural communities. This event is free and open to the public. Pre-packaged snacks and water will be sold by the Amherst FFA.
About the film:
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. This film may not be appropriate for children under the age of 10.
The film trailer can be found here: https://www.silothefilm.com/trailer
American AG Network says “The film speaks directly to our core audience and does a great job at raising awareness of this very real and very dangerous threat posed to farmers.”
World-Grain says, “Throughout the farming community it’s often hard to talk about grain entrapment because so many people have been hurt or killed... the movie will be something that people can really learn from.”