Copyright, Red Gecko Productions, 2012
::: SYNOPSIS :::
In the wake of the 100-mile diet and the public’s increasing desire for local and organic food, Crackdown! tells the story of Toronto’s urban chicken keepers, a smart, savvy and rapidly-growing band of mavericks who just want access to fresh eggs at home for their families … “Pets with benefits,” if you will.
The film takes a satirical look at the municipal bylaws that forced this movement underground and what it means to raise chickens in your backyard, – and become a criminal for doing so.
::: IN THE NEWS :::
“They roost among us: A look at the underground urban hen movement” The Globe and Mail (September 28, 2012), Online version of the article printed on September 29th, 2012
“Toronto’s crackdown on backyard chickens is headed to the big screen (in a short film)”, Toronto Life (August 27, 2012)
Director: Jan Keck | Country: Canada | Year: 2012