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A chicken in the city: A documentary film
Sheppell, Amy Elizabeth
ix, 43 pages + video disc (digital : 4 3/4 in.)
In the last 50 years American food production has become increasingly industrialized, often leaving the average American consumer wondering what they are really consuming. Crops covered with petroleum based fertilizer, animals pumped full of antibiotics, and labels containing unrecognizable ingredients only serve to confuse the American eater. The task of the grocery store shopper has become exhausting. Additionally, the current American food system relies on finite fossil fuel resources and may be ill equipped to handle eventual population growth or political instability abroad. This Project and the film, A Chicken in the City, explore the urban farming movement in three regions of the United States. It is a collection of personal stories across the country of people who have looked to urban farming for personal satisfaction, community development, and a response to growing insecurities about their food.
Television, Film and New Media Production
Theatre, Television, and Film
Professional Studies and Fine Arts
San Diego State University
Master of Arts (M.A.) San Diego State University, 2010
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