Still from The Garden

The Garden

The South Central Farm was a 14-acre community garden in one of the country’s most blighted neighborhoods. Created as a form of healing after the Los Angeles uprising in 1992, the urban oasis was leveled by its landlord in 2006. The Garden follows the farmers who organized, fought back, and demanded answers. The Oscar-nominated film is about greed, power, racial discord, and the importance of grassroots activism. (2008, dir. Scott Hamilton Kennedy, 80 min.)

Followed by a Q&A with director Scott Hamilton Kennedy and farming activist and president of the South Central Farmers Health and Education Fund (SCFHEF) Tezozomoc

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