Video of the Week
Growing Cities is a feature-length documentary that examines the role of urban farming in America and asks how much power it has to revitalize our cities and change the way we eat. The film follows two friends on their journey across the country as they meet the men and women who are challenging the way this country grows and distributes its food, one vacant city lot, rooftop garden, and backyard chicken coop at a time.
Along the way they learn that this grassroots movement takes many forms ‘ from those growing food in their backyards to activists seeking a meaningful alternative to the industrial food system, and more. At its core, the film asks people to re-imagine what’s possible in urban settings and consider creating growing cities of their own – places that are healthier, more sustainable, and socially just.
The filmmakers need to raise at least $35,000 by May 12th to prepare for an early 2013 release. They have gathered over 140 hours of incredible footage from 80+ urban farms across America, but they need help to tell these farmers’ stories – including editing, licensing fees, graphics, music and other post-production elements.