London Grown: Roots of Resistance

For over a decade, Sandra Salazar D’Eca has taught the art of growing food in north London, with a special focus on empowering the Black community. What started as a hobby has become a vital survival strategy for many. But Sandra’s food growing projects come under threat when the council announces a three-fold increase in annual rents to local farming allotments. “My life is finished,” says 88-year-old Momma Selma who has been growing food in the allotment for 50 years. Sandra leads a grassroots resistance to save the community's sanctuary, but will she lose herself? London Grown is a documentary film by Richard Mejeh.

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London Grown: Roots of Resistance
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1 x 25' documentary for Al Jazeera's Oscar nominated Witness strand, Al Jazeera English.

Executive Producer - Dan Davies
Director/DOP - Richard Mejeh
Producer - Sandy Tabalo

Editor - Steve Clark 
Additional editing -Adam Thomas
Edit assistant - Caius Williams

Researchers - Grace Shelley and Leah Rustomjee
Production Coordinator - Rozi Peters
Production Runner - Zaynab Obanigba