Grass Through Concrete

Maia Iotzova

2004, 72:00 minutes, colour, English

TAPECODE 1082.01

This documentary captures the heartfelt struggle of a community to protect the Red Hill Valley, one of Canada’s largest urban parks, from a four-lane expressway. The story follows the unique cooperation of First Nations and various citizens of Hamilton in setting up a camp in the Red Hill Valley and holding off construction crews. Grass through Concrete raises questions about local democracy, First Nations rights,urban sprawl and the value of green space in modern cities.

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