a film directed by Denis van Waerebeke for the « Bon appétit » exhibition, in Paris "Cité des Sciences",
aimed mainly at the kids aged 9 to 14.
written by : Sabrina Massen & Denis van Waerebeke /// design : Antoine Maiffret / Montag /// animation : Juliette Hamon-Damourette /// sound design : Ruelgo /// voice : Mark Jane /// production Montag for the french « Cité des sciences et de l'industrie » /// CSI team: Dorothée Vatinel, Maud Gouy, Manon Courtay, Alisson Boiffard /// CSI production: Sabrina Massen
Vimeo awards finalist in 2010 (motion graphics) /// Best infotainment at Webcuts.10
/// Commissioned film award at Annecy 2011
Sometimes laws are meant to be broken. Meet a passionate crew of illegal urban beekeepers in Brooklyn, New York working on their very first honey harvest for their restaurants. Find out why raising bees on NYC rooftops is important for Mother Earth. And be inspired to get into the illegal "bees"ness of urban beekeeping in your own backyard or rooftop. It's not only fun, but dangerous, especially if you don't like wearing bee suits!
Set in a secret location in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Shot & Edited by storyteller, Liza de Guia.
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Homegrown Revolution (2008) is a film short that gives a brief introduction to the Dervaes Family's urban homestead which they call "Path to Freedom." On this tiny city lot, a beautiful and productive oasis was created, producing 6,000 lbs of food annually and is a model of urban sustainability.
Film premiers at the WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL (Jan 9-11, 2009)
------About Path to Freedom------
Since the mid 1980s, members of the Dervaes family have steadily worked at transforming their ordinary city lot in Pasadena into a thriving organic micro farm that supplies them with food all year round. These eco-pioneers also run a successful home business providing their surplus produce to local restaurants. Through their adventures in growing and preserving their own food, installing a solar power system, home-brewing biodiesel for fuel, raising backyard farm animals, and learning back-to-basics skills, these modern-day pioneers have revived the old-fashioned spirit of self-reliance and resourcefulness.
Since 2001, their website has inspired hundreds of thousands to take steps towards a sustainable future and has generated a 21st century urban homestead movement.
visit their blog at http://www.urbanhomestead.org/journal