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Sustainability Season: HomeGrown
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Sustainability Season: HomeGrown
Presented by DCTV & Shooting People

DCTV and Shooting People are proud to present three groundbreaking new documentary films exploring responsible and courageous practices to better our waters, our land, and our world, including:

Robert Falls | 52 min. | USA | 2008
Monday, December 14th, 7:30pm
DCTV, 87 Lafayette Street, NYC

HomeGrown follows the Dervaes family who run a small organic farm in the heart of urban Pasadena, California. While "living off the grid, they harvest over 6,000 pounds of produce on less than a quarter of an acre, make their own bio diesel, power their computers with the help of solar panels, and maintain a website that gets 4,000 hits a day. The film is an intimate human portrait of what it's like to live like "Little House on the Prairie" in the 21st Century.

Screening followed by a Q&A with Jules Dervaes, founder of Path to Freedom, a family-operated, viable urban homestead project established in 2001 to promote a simpler and more fulfilling lifestyle and to sow a "homegrown revolution" against the corporate powers that control the food supply. Since the mid-1980s, Mr. Dervaes and his three adult children have worked at transforming their city lot in Pasadena into a thriving organic garden that supplies them with food all year. These eco-pioneers also run a successful home business providing their surplus produce to local restaurants. Through their adventures in growing and preserving their own food, installing a solar power system, home-brewing biodiesel for fuel,raising backyard farm animals, and learning back-to-basics skills, these modern-day pioneers have revived the old-fashioned spirit of self-reliance and resourcefulness. Additionally, the familys outreach efforts at and worldwide media coverage have launched the 21st century urban homestead movement, educating and inspiring millions of people to pursue a more sustainable way of life.

Moderated by Annie Novak, founder and director of food education project Growing Chefs and farmer of Eagle Street Rooftop Farms. She has farmed in four boroughs and eaten locally in all five. Annie and her urban farming projects have been featured in the New York Times, New York Magazine, Vogue, Martha Stewart, and was recently recognized as the cutest farmer in the country by the readers of the Huffington Post.

$8 DCTV & Shooting People Members
$10 IFP Members
$12 General

*SUSTAINABILITY SEASON SPECIAL:  Buy a ticket for one screening, and receive a discounted ticket price for the other films in the Sustainability Season series. Discount applicable online only through Brown Paper Tickets. Once you have purchased a ticket to one screening, you will receive a discount code in your end-of-purchase message.

Brown Paper Tickets is a fair-trade, low-fee ticketing company, and is the only place to purchase tickets to DCTV Presents screenings & events.



87 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10013
United States

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