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New Documentaries for World Food Day
On October 16, people around the world come together to declare their commitment to create a world free from hunger and malnutrition. In recognition of World Food Day, First Run Features presents Every Three Seconds (from director Daniel Karslake, For The Bible Tells Me So) and Growing Cities, two new documentaries about people fighting against poverty and the food crisis.
A film by Daniel Karslake

100 minutes, documentary, color, 2014

DVD Extras: Director's Travel Vlog • Waithaka's Artwork (short video) • Participant Media PSA

In a society where materialism reigns, what is the real secret to happiness? Award-winning filmmaker Daniel Karslake (For the Bible Tells Me So) tells the unforgettable stories of five regular folks - a boy, a college student, a thirty-something and two seniors - whose lives went from ordinary to extraordinary based on one simple decision: to engage. Each chose action over apathy, and in the process, each one has had a significant and lasting impact on two of the most challenging, yet solvable, issues of our time: hunger and extreme poverty.

Every Three Seconds is about doing well by doing good – about changing the world and your own life in the process.

DVD packaged in certified Green Forestry eco pack
UPC: 720229916257 | Catalog #: FRF916257D | $24.95 | Prebook: September 30 | Street: October 16
A film by Dan Susman

93 minutes, documentary, color, 2013

DVD Extras: 4 Shorts (Ultra Fresh Goat’s Milk: The Goat Justice League, Seattle WA • Back to the Roots: Urban Mushroom Farm, Oakland CA • Squirrel for Lunch: Harrah Farms, Austin TX • Blooper Reel)

From rooftop farmers to backyard beekeepers, Americans are growing food like never before. Growing Cities goes coast to coast to tell the inspiring stories of these intrepid urban farmers, activists, and everyday city-dwellers who are challenging the way this country feeds itself. From those growing in backyards to make ends meet to educators teaching kids to eat healthier, viewers find that urban farming is about much more than simply good food.

“An excellent, edible adventure - a road trip to document many of the innovative urban agriculture efforts sprouting up all over the country.” - Grist

“Inspiring, educational ... and definitely worth watching!” -

“Demonstrates how urban farming can be the simple, sustainable answer to many of the problems plaguing our society. You’ll immediately want to get your hands in the dirt.” -

“Like so many others, I got into urban farming because I saw in it a political act to confront many social, ecological, and economic crises at once. Starting with local communities where people are - the city - we could challenge the dominant industrial food system and construct a viable alternative. GROWING CITIES does a great job of exhibiting, explaining, and extolling this promise [and] offers plenty of new ideas to chew on.” - Earth Island Journal

“The most inspiring food film I've seen to date. Weaving together a series of interviews with practitioners, advocates and beneficiaries of urban food production, the film tells a relentlessly positive story of ingenuity and creativity and innovation and opportunity, celebrating the efforts of an ever-growing community of individuals who've made the simple, yet decidedly radical decision to reject convention and produce food in cities on their own terms.” - Sustainable Table

DVD packaged in certified Green Forestry eco pack
UPC: 720229916240 | Catalog #: FRF916240D | $24.95 |
Prebook: September 30 | Street: October 16
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