Composting is in, in New York City! In the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, along East River, in idyllic backyards and community gardens environmental activists go to great lengths to transform their garbage into gardens. So does a classroom of first graders learn about worms in the Big Apple and how they are integral to the cyclical processes of composting. Nature makes a comeback in the big city and ironically the abundance of waste has made it all possible.
Jenn Guitart is a writer, filmmaker, and graduate of NYU’s program in culture and media.
Worms in the Big Apple is her first film. She is currently shooting at close range, aiming the camera toward her growing family, as she explores the cinematic potential of early parenthood.