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Format: PAL, Stereo
Duration: 60 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Languages: English, German subtitltes
Production: Ella von der Haide
Year of Productionr: 2012
Director: Ella von der Haide
In the film series „Another world is plantable!“ young filmmaker Ella von der Haide presents urban community gardens worldwide. In the center of the series there are activists of community gardens, their gardens and visions. They tell us why their gardens are not just green oasis in the middle of the cities, but also projects which realize "another world".
Part 4 of the series shows community gardens in in North America.
Urban community gardening is a phenomenon that is spreading throughout the world. At the core of the films are gardening activists who explain how and why their gardens are a “green oasis” within the city, as well as projects of resistance that bring "another world" into being. The films also show the critical and ambivalent ways in which the gardening movements can be instrumented by neoliberal regimes.
North America has a vibrant community garden scene that is currently developing into a broad social movement for food justice. Through the local production of ecological food for subsistence and for sale at farmers’ markets, community gardeners not only construct an alternative to the agro-industrial business and “food deserts”, they simultaneously create a new local self-reliance and new discourses on justice.
The community gardens portrayed in this film, in New York, Detroit, San Francisco and Vancouver, are all engaged in different social change processes, from anti-racist resistance and post-colonial healing to indigenous self-determination and queer-feminist environmental politics.