FOOD & FARM FILM FEST: FARMS & THE CITY
April 05 only
Saturday, April 5 at 4pm
Urban farming is flourishing across the United States and around the world. Join us for a celebration of urban agriculture featuring three great new films:
The story of the Brooklyn Grange, a rooftop farming cooperative, turned an empty rooftop in Brooklyn’s Navy Yard into a functional, and profitable, 2.5 acre rooftop farm. The new project has been called “the largest rooftop urban farm in the world.” Follow the farmers in their first year of production.
A short film by Marysia Makowska, is a short documentary film about Xhosa women farming in the townships of Cape Town, South Africa. The Abalimi program teaches people to create their own gardens, grow – and potentially sell – their own vegetables, and feed their families.
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.
Followed by a short panel discussion led by Eli Zigas, Urban Agriculture Manager at SPUR, Hannah Schulman, San Francisco’s Urban Agriculture Coordinator, and Novella Carpenter, farmer and author of Farm City and The Essential Urban Farmer.
Served with a tasty treat from a local urban farm (TBD!)
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Our second Food & Farm Film Festival will take place on April 3-6, 2014. This unique festival pairs local chefs with new films to create a delicious feast for the eyes and mouth. We are so thrilled to bring you these amazing films, in partnership with 18 REASONS, that celebrate food and farming while challenging us to deeply explore our food system! If you just can’t choose between them, buy a festival pass and come to all nine screenings.
FOOD & FARM FILM FEST: FARMS & THE CITY: Upcoming Showtimes