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Common Roots

Common Roots tells the story of a community under attack that comes together by growing food.

Overview

Synopsis

Like many urban neighborhoods, East Boston faces rapid gentrification. Its immigrant residents are being displaced. People face food insecurity. Climate change is bringing extreme floods.

Common Roots shows how a community garden joyfully builds resilience to these threats. Using food as our common thread, Eastie Farm builds bridges. Neighbors of different backgrounds come together to grow food that anyone can harvest. By existing on land that would otherwise be developed, the garden is instead a welcoming space for neighbors to come, listen to music together, and get to know one another.

The Coronavirus pandemic makes this message more important than ever: growing food in our communities makes us stronger together.

Stage
finished
Running time
11 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Years of Production
2019-2020
Locations
East Boston

Distribution Details

Release year
2020
Festivals
Economic and Social Justice Film Festival, Journée du Green Documentaire, We Make Films Festival, Lift Off Sessions, Montreal International Shorts Film Festival
Awards
Best Producer at We Make Films
Language
English
Subtitles
English, Spanish, French

Photos

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