Screening: The Garden (2008, USA, 80 min.)
Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 6–8:30 pm
Located in the heart of South Central Los Angeles, a lush 14-acre community garden (the largest urban farm in the United States) began as a form of healing after the devastating riots in 1992. Led by South Central farmers, it grew into an oasis where an economically depressed community could grow its own food and foster a sense of belonging. But when the owner of the land, a wealthy developer, decides to sell, the mostly Latin American farmers must organize and confront City Hall. Scott Hamilton Kennedy’s Academy Award–nominated documentary exposes the ensuing struggle, revealing the fault lines in American society and raising questions about equality and justice for the poorest and most vulnerable among us.
Filmmaker Q&A will follow screening
6 pm open seating
6:15 pm screening
Image: by and courtesy Don Normark/Black Valley Films
Text: courtesy Oscilloscope Laboratories