Apr 24. 2014

“3 Acres in Detroit” from the Berlinale to Hot Docs & Sheffield Doc/Fest!

by Hélène

’3 Acres in Detroit’, made its premiere at this year’s Berlinale film festival. The story of Donnie, a young Detroiter who starterd to farm in the blight Eastside of Motor City, is now making its way to North America for more festival screenings.

“3 Acres in Detroit” was an official selection at the prestigious Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.

Here is what Hot Docs says about the film:

‘Donnie and Fred knew nothing about urban farming when they picked up shovels and adopted a plot of land. This strikingly beautiful portrait looks at two unlikely characters as they endeavour to turn one of Detroit’s many abandoned properties into a three-level greenhouse. Armed with hand tools and relentless spirits, they plant the seeds of change in an effort to take back Detroit’. Amira Abdellahi

But we’re proud to announce that the next stop for “3 acres in Detroit” is Sheffield Doc Fest on June 9th.

Past festivals also include Dallas Film Festival.

Donnie’s story will be available online this June 2014 as part of our interactive documentary.