A City is Part of the Universe

Many of us recognize the need for more ecological lifestyles, but if we live in a city with little or no ‘ecology’ around us, where on earth do we start?

This film premiered in 2021 at the Nature of Cities Festival, a global festival where over 2,200 people from 72 different countries gathered to radically imagine cities of the future.

Many of us recognize the need for more ecological lifestyles, but if we live in a city with little or no ‘ecology’ around us, where on earth do we start? This very short film brings us into the minds of natural farmers in Japan and the United States, discovering how city dwellers can begin to live with more peaceful, ecologically-connected mindsets. From this rooted foundation, we humans can harness the kind of creative innovation that will help us re-imagine our cities as ecologically and socially just places.

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Production

A City is Part of the Universe was independently produced by City as Nature with previously unreleased archival footage from our feature length documentary, Final Straw: Food, Earth, Happiness.

Director / Cinematographer: Patrick M. Lydon
Editor: Suhee Kang
Music: WindSync
Cast: Yoshikazu Kawaguchi, Kenji Murakami, Larry Korn

We would like to thank the following supporters, whose recent donations made this production possible: The Cole Winery, Borycki Foundation for Art, Fireclay Tile, Robin Lasser, Kachua, Kelly J Steele, Madhukara Gopal Rao Sringeri

How to Support Our Films

This film was made possible directly through donations from viewers like you. To support the continued creation of more works like this, you can donate to City as Nature directly. A full 100% of your donation goes directly into the production of free, publicly available films, resources, and projects to further environmental wellness.