A Crack in the Pavement: Growing Dreams

A Crack in the Pavement: Growing Dreams


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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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A Crack in the Pavement: Growing Dreams, Jane Churchill & Gwynne Basen, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Jane Churchill
    Gwynne Basen
  • cinematographer
    Jim Aquila
  • location sound
    Ross Redfern
  • picture editor
    Ewa Turska
  • sound editor
    Tony Reed
  • graphics
    Sophia Southam
  • animation
    Sophia Southam
  • original music
    Chris Crilly
  • music recording
    Eric Lemoyne
  • re-recording
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • online editor
    Sylvain Desbiens
  • production assistant
    Douglas Barron
    Shereen Jerrett
    Michael Kuehn
    Marilyn Pomer
    Satya M. Ramen
    Razel Robins
  • research
    Jane Churchill
  • post-production co-ordinator
    Éric Barbeau
    Richard Lesage
  • program administrator
    Gisèle Guilbault
  • executive producer
    David Verrall
  • producer
    Michael Fukushima

  • OldMisterToad

    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
  • Grandad

    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
  • Bro. John

    Wonderful Film, Viva Canada! A Beautiful State of Mind.

    Bro. John, 27 Apr 2011
  • mocharl


    mocharl, 27 Apr 2011

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