Growing Cities seeks the men and women who are challenging the way America grows and distributes its food, one vacant city lot, rooftop garden, and backyard chicken coop at a time. Join the filmmakers on their cross country trip 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. How can we change every city into a Farm City?
A documentary film that examines the role of urban farming in America and asks how much power it has to revitalise our cities and change the way we eat. The film was inspired by the filmmakers’ hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. It’s been touted as one of the fastest-growing cities in America, but signs that the city is becoming less healthy as it grows are everywhere, including rising obesity rates and higher rates of unemployment. This juxtaposition of rising growth and a lowering of quality of life raised a question for filmmakers Dan Susman and Andrew Monbouquette: “If growing bigger isn’t making our cities healthier and more vibrant places to live, then what kind of growth will?”
- Director: Dan Susman and Andrew Monbouquette
- Language: English
- Duration: 93 minutes