Harvesting Earth Educational Farm to Plant Orchard

By admin | March 27, 2012

Youth Karate-Ka Association and Harvesting Earth Educational Farm have announced they are going to plant a fruit tree orchard on their land this coming May.

Individuals or groups can adopt one of the 200 trees for $250. Both apple and peach trees will be planted in order to improve community health, benefit the air, soil and water, and restore ecosystems and animal habitats.

Donations and volunteers to help planting are always welcome.

Planting will begin on Sunday, May 20 at 9 a.m. at G-5430 Detroit Street in Beecher, Mich.

Visit www.kingkarate.org for more information!

Recent Awards

By admin | March 25, 2012

The Kings of Flint has received two awards in recent months:

March – Received a Best Mini-Doc/Series in Public TV from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters

April – Award of Excellence from the Broadcast Education Association Media Arts Festival


Audience Award

By admin | December 8, 2011

The Kings of Flint has received the Audience Award at the East Lansing Film Festival!

Our film is available for purchase!

By admin | December 8, 2011

Click here to purchase the  film from shop.msu.edu  or add to your wish list!


Honorable Mention

By admin | November 18, 2011

The Kings of Flint has received an Honorable Mention in the Best Short Documentary category for the East Lansing Film Festival. Click here to read more about us and the other films that won.

Chicago — United Film Festivals

By admin | October 28, 2011

Our film was screened at the United Film Festival in Chicago on Sept. 9, 2011.

Grand Rapids Film Festival

By admin | October 28, 2011

Our film was presented at the Grand Rapids Film Festival at the Western Michigan University Grand Rapids Campus on August 11 this year!

Detroit Windsor International Film Festival

By admin | October 27, 2011

Our film was screen at the Detroit Windsor International Film Festival June 25, 2011 at Wayne State University in Detroit.

Flint Film Festival 2010

By admin | October 27, 2011

On October 16, 2010, an 8-minute version of our film was screened at the Flint Film Festival as a featured selection at the Riverfront Banquet Center in downtown Flint.

Watch the 8-minute cut on our Videos page!

Our film shares the Best in Festival Award at the Student Sustainability Film Festival

By Geri.Zeldes | May 20, 2011

May 19, 2011 – The Kings of Flint screens in Portland, Oregon
We will share a $1,000 prize with two other filmmaking groups.
From Phil Buse, Director of the Students Sustainability Film Festival
The judges were impressed with your submission, and we wish you the best of luck with your future filmmaking.  In particular, Jon Betz (producer, “Queen of the Sun“) remarked:   ”Ambitious, comprehensive, real and complex. Despite a few pardonable issues with flow, overall this film is an inspiring look at a small town’s struggling economy and their incredible drive to inspire young people to be the change.”

Curt Ellis (director, “King Corn”) said: A beautifully shot film that is compelling on a personal level and convincing on a political one. The Kings of Flint shows that environmental sustainability alone isn’t enough: we need economic sustainability and cultural sustainability too.”