April 30, 2012 After traveling 12,000 miles and talking to over 80 urban farmers, filmmakers Dan Susman and Andrew Monbouquette are ready to get down to the nitty-gritty task of editing in order to tell their urban farming tale in Growing Cities.
“The film follows my friend Andrew and me as we visit the folks who are challenging the way this country grows and distributes its food one vacant city lot and backyard chicken coop at a time. The film focuses on what we can all do to engage more deeply with growing food in our communities—whether that means planting your first seed or starting a flock of urban chickens, these agricultural acts are all of vital importance and the first step in rethinking the role of city dwellers in our society. Traditionally, we think of urban people as consumers and rural folks as producers. Given that we’re running out of land to ‘go back to’ we need to turn that notion on its head. And we want our film to do just that.”
If you’d like to help them finish their film so we can all see it on the screen, please consider checking out their Kickstarter campaign. Deadline is May 16, 2012.
Originally spotted on National Young Farmers’ Coalition.