(This is the trailer for my first film, a grassroots documentary, which I started as an activist. On the way I learned how to shoot, edit, and shape a story.)
This 72 min documentary captures the heart felt struggle of a community to protect the Red Hill Valley (one of Canada’s largest urban parks) from a four-lane expressway. The story follows the unique cooperation of First Nations and various Hamilton citizens in setting up a camp in the Red Hill Valley and holding off construction crews. Through interviews with those involved and on site footage “Grass through Concrete” raises questions about local democracy, First Nations rights,urban sprawl and the value of green space in modern cities.