Growing Cities

Urban farming in America

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Official film description...

A documentary film 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.

In their search for answers, filmmakers Dan Susman and Andrew Monbouquette take a road trip and 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.
Join them as they discover that good food isn’t the only crop these urban visionaries are harvesting. They’re producing stronger and more vibrant communities, too.

Rating from our film jury...

Featured film at the Films for the Earth Festival 2014.

Contexts are well communicated and the connection to one's own life are intelligently presented. The film is convincing because of its exciting interviews, rare footage, and great documentation quality. Above all, this film demonstrates the potential for improvement in the way food is sourced.

A highly relevant film on the topic of urban farming, which is reflected in its treatment of the topic of human necessity and ecological basis.

“Growing Cities” is an entertaining, exciting film with many empirical examples that are both sensually and spiritually stimulating. This film inspires action by addressing the individual responsibilities of each of us and calls for action through a clear message which opens up the bigger picture.

Further reviews...

“Inspiring, educational … and definitely worth watching!” – Treehugger

Technical information and screening rights...

Director: Dan Susman
Production: Elmwood Motion Picture Company, Linseed Capital, Romark Entertainment
Country: USA
Year : 2013
Run Time: 60 minutes
Language (audio): English
Language (sub-titles): German
Screening Rights: Dan Susman
DVD available from Filme für die Erde

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entertainment value

scientificity+ journalistic quality

Transfer of a momentum

Picture, music, craftsmanship

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