Reversing the Mississippi
Prytania TheatreMon, Oct 19, 2015 7:00 PM
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Chalmette MoviesWed, Oct 21, 2015 7:00 PM
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Film Info
Release Year:2015
Type of Film:Documentary Feature
Premiere Status:World
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Community Partners:Our School at Blair Grocery
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Ian Midgley
Produced By:Christina Heller
D.J. Turner
Siku Thompson
Drew Barnett-Hamilton
Cinematography:Ian Midgley
Editing By:Samantha Bode
D.J. Turner
Adam H. Mack
On a road trip across America, filmmaker Ian Midgley met two young innovators whose projects, resourcefulness and idealism inspired him. You may have seen Marcin Jabukowski's TED talk: he's the physicist who started Open Source Ecology, an effort to democratize the production of tools for agriculture. And you may have read about Nat Turner, the New York City teacher who relocated to the Lower Ninth Ward soon after Hurricane Katrina: he started Our School at Blair Grocery, an urban agriculture experiment meant to empower neighborhood youth, but recently beset by financial difficulties. Midgley decides to play matchmaker, sensing a collaboration between the two men could be fruitful. The result is a revelatory (and often funny) behind-the-scenes look at individuals who hope to change the world, and the organizational and personal challenges inseparable from this ambition. –Rachel Lazar
Director's Bio: Ian Midgley is a documentary director and cinematographer who resides in Los Angeles, where he regularly shares southern cooking with local Angelenos.