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Project of the Day: Urban Gardening in 'Growing Cities'

By Indiewire | Indiewire May 9, 2012 at 9:44AM

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.
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"Growing Cities"
"Growing Cities"

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

"Growing Cities"

Tweetable Logline:

Growing Cities: Two friends, 80 urban farmers, and one unforgettable roadtrip!

Elevator Pitch:

GROWING CITIES is a film about urban farming in America. Part roadtrip movie and part feel-good documentary, the film weaves together urban farmers’ stories in over 20 cities across the country, providing a window into the people who are transforming our communities one vacant city lot and backyard chicken coop at a time. In following the filmmakers' journey cross-country, viewers are prompted to re-imagine what's possible in cities and inspired to create GROWING CITIES of their own.
 

Production Team:

Director/Producer: Dan Susman
Cinematographer/Co-producer: Andrew Monbouquette
Production Manager: Brent Lubbert

About the Production:

"I grew up planting vegetables in the backyard with my parents. After working on an urban farm in Portland, OR I realized that not all kids have that same opportunity and that I wanted to change that. Since 80% of our country lives in cities, I figured there wasn't a better place to start than showcasing urban agriculture.

"I told Andrew (co-producer) about my plan to visit urban farms and he said, "we have to make a movie about this." GROWING CITIES is our effort to show that anyone, anywhere can grow food, regardless of the space you have available." -- Dan Susman

Current Status:

Post-production.

For more information and to support this project:

Film Website
Kickstarter Page

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