The Garden

Shared Planet Truth To Power
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Director: Scott Hamilton Kennedy | Countries of production: United States | Year: 2008 | Length: 80 min
Language: English with English subtitles | Age: 12+ years

The fourteen-acre community garden at 41st and Alameda in South Central Los Angeles is the largest of its kind in the United States.

Started as a form of healing after the devastating LA riots in 1992, the South Central Farmers have since created a miracle in one of the country’s most blighted neighborhoods. Growing their own food. Feeding their families. Creating a community.

But now, bulldozers are poised to level their 14-acre oasis.

The Garden follows the plight of the farmers, from the tilled soil of this urban farm to the polished marble of City Hall. Mostly immigrants from Latin America, from countries where they feared for their lives if they were to speak out, we watch them organise, fight back, and demand answers.

The film explores and exposes the fault lines in American society and raises crucial and challenging questions about liberty, equality, and justice for the poorest and most vulnerable among us.

Academy Awards, Nominated, Best Documentary Feature
SilverDocs, Winner, Best Documentary

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