Film: Urban Roots (Indpls area)
Feb 8, 2013
Urban Roots portrays the seeds of change taking root in Detroit amid the boarded-up shops, empty lots and defunct factories. With the most vacant lots in the country, Detroit residents are reclaiming their spirits by growing food. A small group of dedicated Detroiters have started an urban environmental movement with the potential to transform a city after its collapse. Winner of the Inspiring Lives Award at the 2012 San Francisco Green Film Festival. “This film feels timely and needed in our nature starved electronic world! I loved the sharing, educating and giving that these urban farmers are doing for their communities. ‘Urban Roots’ inspired me to plant more seeds in my backyard,” said actress Amber Valletta. (93 minutes) www.urbanrootsamerica.com
The film will be shown at Epworth United Methodist Church, 6450 Allisonville Road, at 7:30 p.m. Co-sponsors of the film series are Cross and Crown Lutheran Church, First Friends Meeting and the Sierra Club's Hoosier Chapter. The films are free of charge, though free-will donations are accepted. Snacks and soft drinks also provided.