Urban Roots follows the urban farming phenomenon in Detroit. A timely, moving and inspiring film that speaks to a nation grappling with collapsed industrial towns and the need to forge a sustainable and prosperous future.
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"Resilient only begins to describe these determined, resourceful citizens who have seen jobs and neighbors disappear as the city depopulates. Instead of fleeing, they’ve stayed and begun growing vegetables. Lots of them. There is plenty of 'ruin porn' about blighted Detroit, but let others focus on what’s dead and dying; this movie is about what’s growing here." - Keith Goetzman, Utne Reader. 3.5 stars