Homegrown: Future Visions


Directed by Amber Love.

Follow Rachel Willis, a third-generation resident of Lansing, Michigan, as she advances her family’s legacy of community activism. As she pursues political office, the practical and emotional labor of civic leadership begins to take its toll.

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