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Tuesday, July 23, 2013




GOD SAVE THE GREEN Directors Michele Mellara e Alessandro Rossi ¦ Italy ¦ 2013 ¦73'

Since 2007, for the first time in history, the majority of the world population lives in the suburbs of the cities and no longer in the countryside. An anthropological transformation is rising globally: shepherds and farmers becoming citizens. However, between shining crystal skyscrapers, in the anonymous suburbs, in crumbling slums, the man’s need to work the land starts to re-emerge: there are gardens on rooftops, in slums, fields on the outer fringes of the city, community gardens in the suburbs, gardens in jute bags, in recycled bottles, in the basements of skyscrapers. This is not a return to a bucolic utopia, but a global, political and cultural answer to the decline of the consumerist life-model.

The film explores several urban guerrilla gardens around the world: the last garden in one of the most crowded peripheries of Casablanca (Morocco); the hydroponic cultivation in Teresina (Brazil); community gardens in Berlin;  growing vegetables inside bags in one of Nairobi's slums (Kenya); hanging gardens in Berlin, Turin and Bologna; Guerrilla gardening in Berlin.

God Save The Green tells the stories of people who are regaining a sense of community through gardening while changing their lives and the places they live in.




Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Opening times: 6.30pm

Venue: Italian Cultural Institute

Organised by: Italian Cultural Institute

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