The Garden (2008)

posted Mar 24, 2011, 11:54 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Mar 24, 2011, 12:10 PM ]
An Oscar-nominated documentary about the fight to save the country's largest community garden in South Central Los Angeles.  Has a little bit of everything:  ties to the Rodney King beating & riots, the community successfully fighting the building of a garbage burner, City Hall back room deals, celebrity endorsements from Darryl Hannah, Danny Glover, Martin Sheen, Joan Baez, and Rage Against the Machine, political support from Dennis Kucinich and Maxine Waters, soccer fields versus the garden, and an unfortunate pitting of African Americans versus Latinos.  Lots of emotional ups and downs as the story unfolds; the 80 minutes goes by fast!

The Garden