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Films & Schedules - The Garden

Sat, Feb 14, 2009
at 6:30 PM (B3)

Wed, Feb 18, 2009
at 7 PM (B3)

The Garden

DIRECTOR: Scott Hamilton Kennedy - United States

The focal point of Scott Hamilton Kennedy's impassioned film is a 14-acre community garden, once the nation's largest, in South Central Los Angeles.  Following the riots of 1992, an embattled group of mostly Latin-American immigrants known as the South Central Farmers turned a vacant lot at the corner of 41st and Alameda into a repository of civic pride, beans, corn, papaya trees, and more--along with seeds of hope for their families.  But five years ago, a developer began making plans to raze their oasis and thus their dreams.  Kennedy takes us into the heart of the battle to save the garden, navigating the social manipulations and racial grievances that define urban politics, and introducing us to ordinary citizens willing to fight to preserve a small patch of community.

Filmography: OT: Our Town (92).

B3     99 Minutes    

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