Homegrown Revolution
• Urban Farming Documentary – 15 minutes
• Directed by Jules Dervaes, USA

HOMEGROWN REVOLUTION (15 min) is a short informational introduction to a homegrown project that has been called a new revolution in urban sustainability. In the midst of a densely urban setting in downtown Pasadena, radical change is taking root. For over twenty years, the Dervaes family have transformed their home into an urban homestead and a model for sustainable agriculture and urban living. Calling this project, “Path to Freedom,” the Dervaes Family shows that change is possible. As a family for this new paradigm, they harvest 3 tons of organic food annually from their 1/10 acre garden while incorporating many back-to-basics practices, as well as solar energy and biodiesel in order to reduce their footprint on the earth’s resources. Environmentalism and the health of our planet is a theme that weaves through the film. This film is a mere 15 minutes but is packed with the history and the successful outcome of this new urban sustainability movement. It is meant to inspire and encourage others – young and old – to take a look at what they have and realize that change can begin with a single step and can be created right in our own backyards.

WHEN: April 3 6:30 PM

WHERE: Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street, Oakland CA 94607
Phone Number: (510) 238-2200


EarthDance is not your average film festival. Our short films (30 seconds to 30 minutes each) are a fun, funny, and provocative lot.  Compiled into 2 – 90 minute blocks, our juried compilation of comedies, documentaries, animations, and adventures invite you to laugh and celebrate your relationship to the natural world.

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