A Crack in the Pavement: Growing Dreams

This short documentary shows initiatives kids take to transform bare pavement into dream schoolyards. Some grow trees for shade, and vegetables for a food bank. Others build a greenhouse or a rooftop garden, while others yet construct a courtyard pond as an outdoor classroom and refuge for wildlife.

A Crack in the Pavement is a two-part video set that shows children, teachers and parents how they can work together to 'green' their school grounds and make positive changes in their communities.

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Jane Churchill
Gwynne Basen
Jim Aquila
location sound
Ross Redfern
picture editor
Ewa Turska
sound editor
Tony Reed
Sophia Southam
Sophia Southam
original music
Chris Crilly
Jean Paul Vialard
Jane Churchill
executive producer
David Verrall
Michael Fukushima


  • “This is a great short film. I will encourage teachers and students to get involved in this kind of project. I think olders students (highschool) should be doing the same thing. ” — OldMisterToad, 2 May 2011

  • “Inspiring....makes me think of Illene Pevec's work. (http://old-site.susiladharma.org/secure/secure-pdf/cgp-06-summary.pdf). Thank You!” — Grandad, 28 Apr 2011

  • “Wonderful Film, Viva Canada! A Beautiful State of Mind.” — Bro. John, 27 Apr 2011

  • “hi” — mocharl, 27 Apr 2011

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