The Vacant lot

Canada, 1977

Film
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The charming story of how a group of senior citizens managed to transform a useless vacant lot in Montreal into a garden of delights - vegetables, flowers, and parties. But the garden means much more to them than what it produces. It has completely changed their attitude about inactivity and retirement. Narrated by Patrick Watson.

Credits

director

Judith Merritt

co-producer

Derek Lamb

Stanley Jackson

Donald Brittain

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:16:53:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

29995

Subject categories

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Gardening

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Community development

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Community life

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Community organization

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Retirement

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Aging

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Aged - Psychology

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Aging

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Retirement

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Outdoor recreation

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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