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Detroit Documentary Takes Award

Sorry this took me so long to post...Congratulations go out to Mascha and Manfred Poppenk, the two Dutch documentary filmmakers who created "Grown in Detroit." Their film about the Catherine Ferguson Academy in Detroit, which educates pregnant teens and young parents, won the Documentary Feature Jury Award at the Austin Film Festival in October.

The film is about the school and its organic farming program. It is a wonder to watch and deserves the accolades (in my fine film-loving opinion...but what do I know; I thought "New Moon" was outstanding too.) Judge for yourself -- check out the film's web site here.

The Austin Film Festival (AFF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to furthering the art, craft and
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Mascha and Manfred Poppenk

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