Grown in Detroit.
Each year for the past 10, the Planet in Focus film fest asks audiences to think green. This year, the focus is the next 10.
Expect anything from dramatic film shorts to experimental feature-length docs. Here's a brief preview of what's to come in the next five days:
- A series of eight Chinese environmental films, which highlight ways the country has gone green, or at least, green-er. One standout is the visually-stunning Bird's Nest.
- From teen mom to urban farmer, one of the most buzzed-about films this year, Grown in Detroit, shows how young mothers at Catherine Ferguson Academy are helping reshape Motown.
- Queen Beetle Conquers Tokyo takes an intimate look at the significance of insects in Japanese culture. And, according to festival programmer Tina Hahn, "it has a kick-ass soundtrack."
- The festival closer will be Mikael Rioux's Earth Keepers. The film is described as "a manifesto against apathy." In the film, Rioux goes on a global search for a more eco-friendly way of living.
The Planet in Focus International Environmental Film and Video Festival runs from Oct.21-25. For tickets and schedule details, click here. [rssbreak]