Agriculture is in a state of change: a great deal is being automated. Machines are involved in every production phase, because optimization, efficiency and more control lead to higher productivity. The Netherlands is leading in technological innovations and is exporting more and more knowledge in addition to products.
With AgriValley, Mirte van Duppen reflects on the automation of agriculture in the Netherlands. The camera takes the viewer from a small-scale to a large-scale perspective and offers a critical guide through the hidden futuristic-looking contemporary landscapes. For the film, Van Duppen interviewed farmers, growers and experts in the field. She wants to bring people into contact with these 'unknown' landscapes and give them the opportunity to question them.