|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
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
"The Garden," a documentary
Posted by Hlary Jeffris at 6:45 AM