Mitchell Interviews Director of the film Growing Cities, Dan Susman

growing-cities-food-documentaryWednesday, March 11, 2015, 6pm EST:  Today’s show is one of the films featured at the upcoming Paradigm Shifts Festival at Baruch Center for the Performing Arts, 55 Lexington Ave. (at 25th St.) beginning March 19 (for more information, click here), called Growing Cities.

It’s an uplifting film about two young guys who drive across country meeting and interviewing urban farmers, using the urban landscape creatively to grow food, provide jobs and bring meaning to people’s lives crossing all socio-economic thresholds.  My guests will be Dan Susman and Brent Lubbert, descriptions below.


Dan Susman, Director/Producer. Dan’s passion for city farming originated when he worked on an urban farm in Portland, OR. Ever since he has been dreaming of how to bring it back to his community and to people across the nation. One short documentary he made, Landmark, examined the social and political issues around developing a piece of land in his community. Email dan [at]

Brent Lubbert, Co-producer/Production Manager. Brent has been a part of the Omaha film community through his work on short films, radio documentaries, and working at Omaha’s non-profit independent cinema, Film Streams.  Brent also farms with Big Muddy Urban Farm in Omaha.

 The film will be shown on Sunday, March 29th, 7pm at the Paradigm Shifts Festival which you certainly want to attend.  We’ll have a Q&A with the filmmakers and the audience afterward by skype that Mitchell will be facilitating.  The President of Encompass New Opera Theater, Nancy Rhodes, will be our guest next week.

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