brooklyn farmer


BROOKLYN FARMER explores the unique challenges facing Brooklyn Grange, a group of urban farmers who endeavor to run a commercially viable farm within the landscape of New York City. As their growing operation expands to a second roof, the team confronts the realities inherent in operating the world’s largest rooftop farm in one of the world's biggest cities.

+ DOC NYC (World Premiere, 2013) + 
+ International Environmental Film Festival in Paris (International Premiere, 2014) + 
+ Winner Best Documentary (Marin Film Festival, 2014) + 
+ Winner Best Short Documentary (Destiny City Film Festival, 2014) + 
+ Winner Audience Award for Best Short Documentary (Ashland Film Festival, 2014) +
+ Official Selection, Culinary Zinema, San Sebastian Film Festival 2014 + 

For years, I’ve relied heavily on documentaries to help my students understand how broken our present corporate food system is. Enter ‘Brooklyn Farmer,’ an inspiring, invigorating portrait of what urban farming can and should be. Upon watching, my students immediately reached for their shovels and began digging.
— Prof. David Silver, University of San Francisco
‘Brooklyn Farmer’ masterfully demonstrates the promise of sustainable development in America’s most urban setting – New York City. Driven by youthful exuberance and ideals of wholesome food production, through the adaptive reuse of rooftops these young “urban guerrilla pioneers” show how urban gardening can reduce the carbon footprint, lessen urban heat gain, and increase national food security.
— Prof. Nicholas Zaferatos, Western Washington University

Directed by Michael Tyburski
Produced by Ben Nabors & Burke Cherrie
Edited by Paul Greenhouse & Michael Tyburski
Original Music by Matt Abeysekera
Original Songs by Liam Cohl & Mike Poskanzer

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