Urban Roots


Film Screenings & DiscussionsPre-Fest Screening Event: Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 2-4pm/Sacred Keepers Sustainability Lab 4445 S. King Dr., Chicago/Tickets

Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 3-5:15pm/St. Martin's Episcopal Church 5700 W Midway Park, Chicago/Tickets

Directed By- Mark MacInnis/2011/93 minutes

Produced by Leila Conners (The 11th Hour), Mark MacInnis and Mathew Schmid, the film follows the urban farming phenomenon in Detroit. Urban Roots is 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.

Joining the discussion in Bronzeville will be Orrin Williams, Executive Director, Center for Urban Transformation; Johnnie Owens, Centers for New Horizons; and Sherry Williams, Founder, Bronzeville Historical Society.

For more information on the film, please visit the official documentary website

Urban Roots - Trailer from Tree Media on Vimeo.