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The Garden (2008)

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From the ashes of the L.A. riots arose a lush, 14-acre community garden, the largest of its kind in the United States. Now bulldozers threaten its future.
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Danny Glover ... Himself
Daryl Hannah ... Herself
Antonio Villaraigosa ... Himself
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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 look at the struggle between these urban farmers and the City of Los Angeles and a powerful developer who want to evict them and build warehouses. Written by Anonymous

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Unrated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

1 April 2014 (Netherlands) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,114, 26 April 2009

Gross USA:

$26,931

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,931
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Black Valley Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Mandatory Viewing!!
28 January 2010 | by tempsht2See all my reviews

One of THE MOST important films I just saw is "The Garden" WATCH IT!! Do you care about democracy? Do you care about the rights of PEOPLE vs. profit?? Do you care about the environment?? Do you care to see political realities and the reality of LIFE in America?? If all the above is true then do not delay and watch this film and get at least five others to as well...And then DO something. That is my spare change but for information about the grassroots South Central farmers who fought in the struggle (and are still fighting) please check out: http://www.southcentralfarmers.com/ and also thegardenmovie.com/ of course as well as the IMDb page...


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