The Forgiving Earth: Voices from Detroit’s Urban Farms

Production Year: 
2013
The Forgiving Earth: Voices from Detroit's Urban Farms

Inspired by the early nineteenth century poetry of William Blake, THE FORGIVING EARTH documents the voices of Detroit's 21st century urban farmers as they toil, against all odds, to transform the bankrupt city of Blake's "dark Satanic Mills" into a reborn "green and pleasant Land." Every garden in the city is an autobiography. Each voice in the film tells a singular story of restoring the earth in order to overcome the effects of drug abuse, incarceration, racism, injustice, poverty, or neglect. Ultimately, the voices converge in a chorus of private dreams, public outrage and hopes for Detroit's regrowth.

 
 
The Forgiving Earth