Thursday, October 22, 2009

Grown in Detroit

Showing at the Austin Film Festival: Grown in Detroit, directed by Mascha Poppenk and Manfred Poppenk

Synopsis from the Austin Film Festival website:

Teen moms becoming urban farmers. Utopia? Not in Detroit. Nature is taking over the city and the new generation is being taught to harvest its profit. The hometown of mass production is turning green once again. In the midst of the city, pregnant teens are being taught agricultural skills at the farm that sits next to their school. Through this process, the girls are learning about the value of independence and planning a better life. “Back to the roots” is a simple yet effective solution for a city that has to start all over again and perhaps a lesson to be learned for the rest of the world.

The film's website is here.

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