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Growing Cities Film Screening
February 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
The next film in the 2018-2019 season of The Elements: An Annual Environmental Film Series is Growing Cities. This documentary 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. In their search for answers, 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.
We’ll be moving to the larger Goldsmith Family Cinema at Wesleyan for this screening (same building, different room), so bring your friends!
The Elements: An Annual Environmental Film Series was begun in 2015 by the Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District, Middlesex Community College Environmental Science Program, The Rockfall Foundation, and Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts and College of the Environment. Additional sponsors include Wesleyan’s College of Film and the Moving Image.
Save the date for the final film in the 2018-2019 series:
Anthropocene, April 1, 2019 at Middlesex Community College, about the potential of a new geological epoch coined the Anthropocene, describing a planet shaped more by mankind than by nature (www.anthropocenethemovie.com)