Word of Mouth - Segment
Mon December 5, 2011
Detroit was once the fourth most populated American city, with the highest-paid middle class workers in the world. The gutting of the auto industry in the mid-1970s began a downward economic slide and exodus that’s emptied out half the population. We’ve heard that dreary story…now, onto the bright side. Urban roots is a documentary film that follows the urban farming phenomenon in Detroit, where rows of dark soil and fresh vegetables are transforming the blighted landscape. For more about the project and the film, we spoke with Executive Producer Mathew Schmid, and Producer Leila Connors.