Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Check out this powerful documentary...

...IT'S SCREENING IN BERKELEY THIS SATURDAY: VISIT ANNIE'S
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SYNOPSIS

THE GARDEN is an engaging and powerful look at the famous
political and social battle over the largest community garden in
the U.S (located in south central Los Angeles).

A follow-up to Kennedy's award-winning documentary,
OT: OUR TOWN, the film shows how the politics of power
and greed (backroom deals, land developing,
green politics, money) tragically intersect with working class
families who rely on this communal garden for their livelihood.
Equal parts THE WIRE and HARLAN COUNTY, USA, THE GARDEN,
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.

Kenneth Turan of the LA Times said: "It's tempting to call "The Garden"
a story of innocence and experience, of evil corrupting paradise, but that
would be doing a disservice to the fascinating complexities of a classic
 Los Angeles conflict and an excellent documentary that does them full
justice."

1 comment:

  1. This film was amazing!! I'm working with an organization that I'm a member of to try to sponsor a screening here in Marin, but if you have a chance, support the Lumiere and go see it in the city. This is not to be missed!!!

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