An Urban Food Uprising

A short film about creating food resilient neighbourhoods in times of crisis


When bushfires and a pandemic hit Australia in 2020, fresh produce skyrocketed in price, and supermarket shelves emptied. Tired of relying on fragile food systems, an inner-city Brisbane community, with the support of their local councillor, Jonathan Sri, planted an urban food uprising. A group of activists transformed abandoned plots into urban farms and orchards, gardening enthusiasts sprouted seedling swaps in their backyard, and neighbourhood residents planted sidewalk verges with shared edibles.


This is a film about resilience in the face of crisis, how a community challenges state ownership of land, and how growing and giving away fresh food is an act of resistance.



Turnstyle Community Hub

10 Laura St, South Brisbane

6pm, 18 April 2021 

The Future of Suburbia
AHEPA Hall, 128 Boundary St, Brisbane

6.30pm, 29 April 2021 

Reservations essential!


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Mycelium is a Film by Christine Schindler and Nathan Gibson

produced by Misha Ermingerova, Gabriel Reese and Jonathan Sri

Design elements by MEgan Keene and Anna Carlson