Documentary on Urban Agriculture

Filmmakers Dan Susman and Andrew Monbouquette are in the process of making a documentary film, Growing Cities on the rural-urban divide, brought about in large part by agriculture. As people become more aware of the need for sustainability and self-reliance, the phenomenon of urban agriculture has grown considerably over the past few years.

It’s amazing to consider all the in-between steps that separate the majority of first world populations from their sources of food. Perhaps the cycle of growers-distributors-sellers is a luxury that is no longer realistic or affordable for a large segment of the world. One easily forgets that food production is different from other facets of consumerism in that food is a product we can produce ourselves (given the right environment, etc.). This is in stark contrast to, say, an iPad. Modern-day society—even the current Apple-centric one—is predicated on the fact that we, as humans, can grow our own food instead of hunting for it… the tradeoff being that we’ve grown away from this skill set (no pun intended).

Watch the trailer:

Growing Cities Preview from Growing Cities Movie on Vimeo.

Read more: Growing Cities – A Documentary on Urban Agriculture