Organizer Tallinna Kultuurikatel SA
2808Kultuurikatel invites: Estonian premiere of film Growing Cities (USA 2013) with brief introduction
12:00 - 13:40

A ticket (1 EUR) to the Tallinn Vegan Fair has to be purchased separately at the front door.

Kultuurikatel invites: Estonian premiere of film Growing Cities (USA 2013) with brief introduction

Growing Cities (USA 2013) 

Director: Dan Susman

Running time: 90 min



Growing Cities is a documentary film that examines the role of urban farming in America and asks how much power it has to revitalize our cities and change the way we eat. The film follows two friends on their road trip across the country as they meet the people who are challenging the way this country grows and distributes its food—from those growing food in backyards to make ends meet; to educators with the goal of teaching kids to eat better; to activists seeking a meaningful alternative to the industrial food system, and more.

By showcasing innovative ways urban dwellers are producing food, the film will inspire people to engage more deeply with their food system. At its core, the film asks viewers to reimagine what’s possible in urban settings and shows how everyone can be a producer in a society driven by consumption.


Dan Susman

Dan is a co-founder of Elmwood Motion Picture Company and filmmaker whose focus is on creating documentaries that inspire environmental and social change. Dan was given the most outstanding film award from Dartmouth College for Landmark, his short film that brought together a diverse group of community members to save a forest from destruction. Dan was also selected to attend Working Films’ Reel Change Summit where he honed the engagement and outreach plan for Growing Cities.

Dan Susman: “This food system, the popular media likes to tell Americans, is pretty screwed up. I am making this film to start a new dialogue around food in this country that emphasizes positive stories around food and farming and shows what is possible to accomplish regardless of who you are, where you live, or what kind of space you have.”


Growing Cities will be shown in English without subtitles.


Curator Dagmar Kase (Kultuurikatel) provides a brief introduction to the film.


All are welcome!


Film will have Estonian premiere at Tallinn Vegan Fair. The Tallinn Vegan Fair is organised by the Estonian Vegan Society, Loomus, Loomade Nimel and Kultuurikatel.



Dagmar Kase / dagmar.kase@kultuurikatel.ee / +372 58 874 921 / www.kultuurikatel.ee