November 11, 2008

The Garden Screening Friday

Trailer for The Garden
Talk about a circuitous route: I received an email from a friend Juan Jo Bellido in Bolivia about a movie screening here in Los Angeles. The documentary chronicles the story of the destruction of Los Angeles' South Central Farm. Created from the ashes of the L.A. riots, the South Central Farm was the largest urban farm in the United States until its destruction in 2006. "The Garden" follows the farmers as they organize and launch an impassioned public battle to save the farm. The film documents the farmers' struggle against the city's backroom deals, and exposes the underlying issues of money, power, poverty and racial discord. The film explores the fault lines in American society, raising crucial and challenging questions about liberty, equality, and justice for the poorest and most vulnerable among us.

The Garden
A Film by Scott Hamilton Kennedy
Screening at The Red Nation Film Festival

Friday November 14, 2008, 9pm
Aranti Japan America Theater
244 S. San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA 90012

*Q/A with filmmaker and guests following screening*

Tickets are $12 and are available at the Box office and online. FREE admission for all students (under 25 years of age) with valid I.D. And, to make the festival affordable for all: after this
first 200 paying customers, others will be allowed in on a 'pay what you can' suggested donation.

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