Category — Video
A documentary on the growing activity of urban foraging
Directed by Matthew Martyr
Hosted by anthropologist Josh Crosby
Music by Gia Sky
“I have been working on a documentary short on urban foraging and wild edibles. It’s been a wonderful experience to talk with foragers about the importance of this activity and to see their passion. We plan to expand the film in the future.” Josh Crosby
September 22, 2015 Comments Off on Forage: A Documentary
Now available to stream or download on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Instant Video and VUDU.
Director: Todd Darling
‘Occupy The Farm’ tells the story of 200 urban farmers who walk onto a publicly-owned research farm and plant two acres of crops in order to save the land from becoming a real-estate development. This direct action set up a vibrant tent village on land destined to become condos, while their crops blocked the development plans of a cash-starved public institution – the University of California, Berkeley.
August 14, 2015 Comments Off on ‘Occupy The Farm’ film now available on-line
Farmer’s son in Pune sells his land to fund his film making dream
By Anvi Mehta
DNA of Pune
19 July 2015
A farmer’s son living in a village named Gavhanewadi, 80 kilometres from Pune, Bhaurao Karhade, 30, is one of those artists whose passion has no limits. A mass communication graduate, he sold off his farm land in Shirur taluka to make a film on the migration of villagers to cities in search of livelihood.
Bhaurao initially started out by helping his father in farming as he was asked to dropout from colleges after class 12. “I used to work on my field and take vegetables to the Pune wholesale market. I always wanted to be a filmmaker and hence joined a mass communication course and completed my graduation.
July 24, 2015 Comments Off on Indian film highlights migration of farmers and animal breeders to cities in search of jobs
Feature documentary looking at the latest science about the health benefits of children re-connecting with nature
“I think that city farms could play a massive part in future health!”
By Toni Harman,
Producer / Director, A Probiotic Life
As well as the general point about the need for our children to reconnect with nature, the film explores the latest science that suggests young children could really benefit from being more exposed to more farm microbes.
We recently returned from filming on an Amish farm in Indiana where the children have remarkably low rates of asthma and allergies – the scientists hypothesise that a diet of locally sourced organic food plus the children being exposed to the microbes from farm animals from a very young age – these could be conferring considerable health benefits for the Amish children.
July 1, 2015 Comments Off on Feature documentary looking at the latest science about the health benefits of children re-connecting with nature
I shot the video in one day during a press trip to Cuba organized by the German NGO Welthungerhilfe. The NGO has supported the City Garden featured in the video for more than ten years.
Video and text by Roland Brockmann
I visited the city garden of Alamar in Havana a short time after the handshake between Barack Obama and Raul Castro. Therefore one of the goals of my visit was to find out how Cubans farmers see the new political climate between the US and Cuba. What are their hopes and worries?
Miguel Lopez, the president of the cooperative, was very positive about the political convergence. “This process of opening up is important for Cuba.” he said. “There’s a global community and we’re going to be joining it now.”
Because the garden produce is strictly organic, Lopez was especially excited about the opportunity of exporting organic food to nearby Florida. He wasn’t worried about the risk of cheap produce destroying the domestic market.
June 23, 2015 Comments Off on Urban gardening in Cuba: Vivero Alamar – Havana’s largest City Garden
Shrinking soil. Vanishing rivers. The global food supply at stake… Drought is silently strangling our country, and the battle is just beginning.
Producer Conrad Weaver
President and owner of Conjostudios, LLC
Thirsty Land is a documentary film that tells the story about extreme drought, agriculture, & water rights in the United States and how these challenges impact farmers, local communities, and ultimately the global food supply. The depleted water resources in the American Southwest is one of the most urgent challenges of the 21st century facing agriculture and growing urban communities. The drought on this region has local, national, and global impacts not only for the present, but also for future generations.
June 4, 2015 Comments Off on Documentary: Thirsty Land – Will There Be Enough Water To Survive?
“… the purpose of this tour is to excite people’s imaginations and to get them to think ingeniously about growing fruits and vegetables in places that they hadn’t ever thought of growing. —Corinne Gosnell, Finch House Cottages
By Rebecca Gerendasy
Cooking Up a Story
June 2, 2015
This food garden tour has 11 different farms participating, of which three are highlighted in the video. Corrine Gosnell, Finch House Cottages grows flowers and fruit trees, Charlene Murdock, who along with her husband Richard White, have an acre urban farm Nana Cardoon Agricultural Learning Gardens. The third urban farm is a young couple, Mark and Rachel, Good Steward Garden, who grow “strawberries, rhubarb, beets, hops (for making beer),
June 2, 2015 Comments Off on Farm Your Yard Kitchen Garden Tour in Portland
The Extraordinary Aam Aadmi #5: A Vegetable Grower
By m/s TRATSER Technologies Pvt Ltd on behalf of “BOMBAT BENGALURU”, an initiative by Aam Aadmi Party, Karnataka
We found yet another gem of the Bengaluru city, a life savior, Professor Vishwanarth Kadur who explains how chemicalised vegetables & fruits, poison the body causing deadly illnesses. This man found a way around it. He started composting household waste and used the manure to grow his own food on the terrace!
May 25, 2015 Comments Off on The modern history of organic terrace gardening in Bengaluru, India
Super Soul Original Short: The Urban Farmer Who’s Starting His Own Revolution
Will Allen has been a professional athlete and worked in corporate America. Still, he says, being a farmer is the biggest and most rewarding path he could have chosen. Will is the founder of Growing Power, an organization dedicated to teaching people in urban Milwaukee how to grow good food. “We’re only six blocks away from Milwaukee’s largest public housing project,” he says.
May 14, 2015 Comments Off on Oprah’s short film on Will Allen
Full length video documentary ‘Organic Terrace Garden’ – English
By Shramajeevi, Video Productions
Bengaluru – 560 104
Who We Are
We are the one and only successful agricultural documentary film makers for open market sale, in Karnataka,India. We produce documentaries independently on various aspects of Agriculture and allied subjects. We even take up the production of Agricultural Corporate Films on contract. We have all technical facilities and huge visual database for the same.
May 14, 2015 Comments Off on Video: Organic Terrace Gardening in India
One often-overlooked side effect of small-scale sustainable farming is an increase in satisfaction of living
Note from Annalisa Dorigo
The film deals with community building, resilience and sustainability through urban farming. It draws on the experience of community and organic farming initiatives in France, the UK and Cuba and highlights how environmental and economic challenges to our current food system can be turned into positive stories, help create resilient communities, and to build a future in which soils and people once again support each other in a balanced and sustainable way.
After its theatrical debut in Germany, Austria and Great Britain, we are very excited to now be planning the film’s US and Canada launch at the end of September/early October.
May 12, 2015 Comments Off on Forthcoming US/Canada launch of ‘Voices of Transition’, a documentary by Nils-Aguilar
It airs on Friday, May 8 on HBO at 11pm EST
Hosted by Isobel Yeung
The full episode will be available on HBO On Demand and HBO Go.
Genetically modified seeds have been planted around the world and hailed as a solution to global hunger. But these crops, called GMOs (genetically modified organisms) have also sparked heated protest around the world. VICE Correspondent Isobel Yeung traces the path of these super-crops from the headquarters of American agribusiness titan Monsanto to the soy fields of Paraguay.
May 7, 2015 Comments Off on ‘GMOs… Savior Seeds?’ – episode of VICE on HBO
Can New York City invent a more sustainable, less wasteful food system?
Written By Kate Walker & Keith Mulvihill
Long fascinated by the ways people interact with their environment, Walker earned her master’s degree in natural resources journalism in 2014, during which she singly produced, shot, wrote and edited a 30-minute documentary on the tradeoffs between barge shipping and river ecosystems. The Missouri Compromised aired on Midwest PBS stations. Prior to getting her degree, Walker was a freelance documentary producer based in New York City. Her work has won the Peabody Award and has been nominated for a national science Emmy and the PGA Award.
May 6, 2015 Comments Off on Video series: New York City’s Experiments with Urban Agriculture
Costa Boutsikaris and Emmett Brennan documented over 20 sites in a range of rural, suburban, and urban environments.
Inhabit examines permaculture projects on farmland, suburban lawns, urban rooftops, and more. Many expert designers share insights into what permaculture is, and the principles that drive it. The film depicts key permaculture concepts like observation, perennial food production, and closed loops, and it shows real examples of these principles at work. The film is visually beautiful, with great perspectives from close-ups on the soil to sweeping overhead views of farms and cities where permaculture is being practiced. Inhabit is a whirlwind tour of many of the most innovative and successful permaculture installations in America today.
May 3, 2015 Comments Off on ‘Inhabit’: New documentary by the permaculture community.
Our long-term goal is to get The Urban Homesteader broadcast nationally on PBS. Our short-term goal is to kick things off by producing 2 webisodes (11 minute web videos) then expanding that to 5 webisodes.
By Derek Markham
April 23, 2015
(Must see. Mike)
The Urban Homesteader project, led by a couple of seasoned media professionals who are involved with the popular PBS shows Bill Nye The Science Guy and Biz Kid$, aims to help more people learn to homestead in the city through a series of web videos featuring experts who know their urban homesteading skills and practice them to positive effect on their own little piece of the city.
April 24, 2015 Comments Off on ‘Urban Homesteader’ to be produced by Emmy Award Winners