DCTV Presents Truck Farm
From the Peabody-winning co-creators of King Corn comes Truck Farm, a new documentary telling the story of an old truck, a new kind of farming, and the future of food in the American city.
Truck Farm takes a look at the quirky world of urban agriculture. Using green roof technology and heirloom seeds, filmmaker Ian Cheney plants a garden on the only land he's got: the back of his Grandad's old pickup truck. Once the truck bed begins to sprout, he and the Truck Farm set out to explore the rooftops, barges and windows that represent New York City's newest edible oases. The film is a whimsical call-to-farms, featuring nutritionist Marion Nestle, chef Dan Barber, and musical narration by Brooklyn's new sound The Fishermen Three. It premiered in January at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival in California, earning a special Honorable Mention from the festival's jury.
The Truck Farm project advances the notion that growing a bit of one's food can be fun, easy and rewarding, and has become an icon in New York's urban agriculture community, having been featured on NPR and in The Washington Post.
Screening followed by a Q&A with Directors Ian Cheney &
Curl Ellis. The Truck Farm itself will also be in attendance at this screening!
Ian Cheney runs Wicked Delicate, a documentary film and advocacy project in Brooklyn. He co-created and starred in the Peabody-winning PBS documentary King Corn, directed the Sundance Channel documentary The Greening of Southie and co-produced the Planet Green documentary Big River. Ian earned Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Yale University, where he helped create the Yale Sustainable Food Project. With longtime collaborator Curt Ellis, Ian is a founder of FoodCorps, a new national school garden program launching in August, 2011. They deliver frequent talks on agriculture and the environment. Ian's newest feature documentary, The City Dark, just premiered in competition at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival.
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