Tuesday, July 31st at 7:00 pm
The Garden (2008, 80 min), by Scott Hamilton Kennedy – is an engaging and powerful look at the famous political and social battle over the largest community garden in the US (located in South Central Los Angeles).
The Garden is a 2008 American documentary film that tells the story of the now demolished South Central Farm; a community garden and urban farm located in Los Angeles, California. The Garden details the plight of the farmers who organized and worked on the farm. The owner of the lot decided he didn’t want to allow the farmers to use it anymore, and had the garden bulldozed. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature on 22 January 2009. The Garden includes appearances by Danny Glover, Daryl Hannah, and Antonio Villaraigosa.
Following our screening we’ll have a discussion about worker’s rights in the Food Movement. Our guests will include members of Unite Here, who will discuss their Real Food. Real Jobs Campaign (http://www.realfoodrealjobs.org/) and Nikki Lewis, who will discuss the work ROC-DC is doing in the food movement (http://rocunited.org/tag/roc-dc/).
*Suggested Donation: $10 to support BloomBars. Free popcorn and refreshments provided.
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