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The Garden (2008) - Movie Details

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Documentary
80 min.
Release Date
June 12, 2008 (Limited)
Running Time
80 minutes
MPAA Rating
Not Rated

The 14 acre community garden in South Central Los Angeles was the largest of it's kind in the United States. It was started as a form of healing after the devastating L.A. riots in 1992. Since that time, the South Central Farmers have created a miracle in one of the country's most blighted neighborhoods. Growing their own food. Feeding their families. Creating a community. But now bulldozers threaten their oasis. "The Garden" is an unflinching... Full synopsis »

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The Oscar-nominated documentary The Garden explores the sad story of a community garden in the heart of L.A. threatened by bulldozers, politicians and greed. The largest of its kind in the country, the garden arose from the Rodney King riots, providing typically poor immigrants the means to grow their own food. The land, unfortunately, is owned by someone else, and that person wants to bulldoze the property and sell it to developers. Full movie review »
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