Growing Cities

(Crescând orașe)
SUA, 2013, 58 min
Directed by
Dan Susman
fresh / inițiativă / mâncare

Green Lens Environmental Film Festival, Illinois, USA,  2014 -  Best Feature Film

Moscow International Environmental Film Festival, Rusia, 2014 – Official Selection

Real Food Film Festival, Liverpool, UK, 2013 – Official Selection

One Earth Film Festival, Chicago, USA, 2014 – Official Selection 


Growing Cities is 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. The film follows two friends on their road trip across the country as they meet the people who are challenging the way this country grows and distributes its food—from those growing food in backyards to make ends meet; to educators with the goal of teaching kids to eat better; to activists seeking a meaningful alternative

to the industrial food system, and more. By showcasing innovative ways urban dwellers are producing food, the film will inspire people to engage more deeply with their food system—whether that means growing tomatoes in a windowsill or getting a flock of backyard chickens. At its core, the film asks viewers to reimagine what’s possible in urban settings and shows how everyone can be a producer in a society driven by consumption.