The Garden

The Garden

Director: Scott Hamilton Kennedy Cast: Danny Glover, Daryl Hannah, Antonio Villaraigosa


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The Garden

In the aftermath of the 1992 L.A. riots, something truly remarkable happened at the intersection of 41st Street and Alameda Avenue thanks to an uncharacteristically charitable move by the city government; where once existed a barren field littered with garbage and syringes suddenly appeared a 14-acre community garden. Dubbed the South Central Farm, the produce garden soon began yielding fresh lettuce, ripe tomatoes, and sweet papayas. Now the local farmers could enjoy their own crops rather than relying on food stamps for subsistence. Not only that, but it also replaced a scene of urban blight with a scene of unusual beauty. For over a decade, the South Central Farm thrived, though in December of 2003 it appeared that the days of this inner-city oasis may be numbered. As the farmers receive eviction notices and bulldozers prepare to level the garden to make room for warehouses, filmmaker Scott Hamilton Kennedy documents the two-and-a-half-year court battle to save the South Central Farm.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/18/2009
UPC: 0896602002104
Original Release: 2008
Source: Oscilloscope
Region Code: 0
Time: 1:20:00
Sales rank: 84,492

Special Features

Feature length commentary track with filmmaker Scott Hamilton Kennedy, farmer and activist Tezozomoc, and producers Vivianne Nacif and Domonique Derrenger; Back to the Garden: Extended scenes, protests & historical perspectives; Director interview with film critic David Poland (Movie City News)

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Garden
1. Intro to the Garden, 2003 [3:49]
2. Origin of the Garden [2:18]
3. Notice to Vacate [1:41]
4. Public Comment [3:45]
5. Councilman Visits [3:28]
6. Farmers Do Their Research [2:42]
7. Soccergate [3:07]
8. They Gotta Go [2:26]
9. Two Weeks to Eviction [1:36]
10. The Farmers Find Dan Stormer [2:45]
11. Injunction Hearing [5:51]
12. Stage Two: Community Outreach [4:12]
13. Implementing Rules at the Garden [2:54]
14. Trial Prep: Horowitz Deposition [4:02]
15. Horowitz Appeals [2:19]
16. Infighting at the Garden [4:20]
17. Infighting at the Garden [2:29]
18. Fundraising [4:00]
19. Celebrities Lend a Hand [3:15]
20. They Raise the Money! [2:00]
21. The Deal Goes Sour [3:26]
22. Eviction and Demolition [4:56]
23. New Beginnings [4:14]
24. End Credits [3:43]

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