Mark MacInnis made a film about urban farming that was released this past March. Titled “Urban Roots,” it explores, according to a Freep article, “the link between food and health, environment and economy. It intersperses shots of Detroit icons — such as bird’s-eye views of the Renaissance Center and the hulking shell of Michigan Central Station — with images of goats, sunflowers and tractors and grinning children among vegetable patches.” It got picked up for distribution of sorts by Whole Foods Market and has been on a cross-country screening tour since its release. It screens in Detroit on Thursday at Eastern Market, 2934 Russell St for a mere $5 suggested donation. Perty cool.
In more film news, we’ve wrapped up interviews in Lodz for our upcoming documentary discussing solutions for the revival of post-industrial cities. In the next two weeks we’re focusing more on capturing the essence of the city– its architecture, movements, places and spaces. We tapped the mind of some really great folks in Lodz during the interviews and are looking forward to wrapping things up over here in Europe and heading back home to begin production and interviews in the USofA. We hope to have some production photos posted soon for all of you who were backers of the project with our Kickstarter campaign. As always, thanks for your support and stay tuned.