FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Two filmmakers from Michigan State University are examining the emergence of urban agriculture as part of efforts to revive Flint.
Geri Alumit Zeldes and Troy Hale are working on documentary that's tentatively titled "The Greening of Flint: Master King Fights and Farms." They've shot and edited some footage, and are seeking funding for a full film.
The title hints at one of the likely subjects: Jacky King, who runs a karate school and farm with his wife just north of Flint. Zeldes and Hale plan to have Flint residents shoot some of the footage.
Zeldes is a Flint native and assistant professor in the School of Journalism at Michigan State. Hale is an academic specialist with the Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media.