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.
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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