CRACKDOWN! – Lifting the Ban on City Hens

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 23:00

Join us for an exclusive preview screening of CRACKDOWN! followed by an expert panel discussion on the benefits and challenges of keeping hens in the city as a part of the urban food movement.

In the wake of the 100-mile diet and the public’s increasing desire for local and organic food, Crackdown! tells the story of Canada’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. It is a short, creative documentary-style video that takes a satirical look at what it means to raise chickens in your backyard – and become a criminal for doing so.

Toronto Chickens, an activist group based in Toronto aiming to reverse the bylaw prohibiting backyard chickens will also be present at this event. PLEASE click here and sign the petition to legalize chickens in Toronto.


Tickets are $5 on eventbrite and there will also be tickets available at the door for $8 (cash only).

If you are unable to attend the screening due to budgetary constraints, please email [email protected]-gecko-productions. We are committed to making this an accessible event.

All the proceeds are going towards financing the film and ultimately in eductaing the public about urban chicken keeping.

This event is sponsored by, Sustain Ontario, Food Forward, Toronto Food Policy Council & Red Gecko Productions.

They’re fugitives, running from the law. 
They’re freedom fighters, struggling for what they believe in. 
They’re criminals, hiding out in cities and towns across Canada.

They’re… chicken keepers?!?

William Doo Auditorium (UofT)
45 Wilcocks Street (& Spadina) 5$ on Eventbrite, 8$ at door, or PWYC (see description)
Toronto , ON
43° 39' 40.7124" N, 79° 24' 4.6476" W
Ontario CA
Jan Keck (Red Gecko Productions)

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