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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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USA

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English | Spanish

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1 April 2014 (Netherlands) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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Opening Weekend USA:

$4,114, 26 April 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$26,012, 29 May 2009
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Black Valley Films See more »
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1.33 : 1
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"incite"-ful
1 June 2010 | by razmatazernSee all my reviews

I was mostly interested in watching The Garden because the cover image caught my eye. I know that I shouldn't judge a movie by it's cover, but in this case, I'm glad that I did.

This movie really made me angry (any movie that incites some sort of strong emotion in me is regarded as a good movie in my book!). The unfairness of the conflict is so aggravating that I found myself yelling at the TV screen. I just cannot comprehend the actions that some people take just because they have the power. The actions are not reasonably rationalized, and it just really sucks for the underdogs.

I would have never known about this issue if it wasn't for this film, and it made me realize that I'm unaware of so many issues that are similar to the garden conflict, and I wish I knew about more of them so that maybe I could do something.


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