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

co-producer

Derek Lamb

Stanley Jackson

Donald Brittain

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Duration

00:16:53:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1977

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

29995

Language

English

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

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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