The Garden

Director:   Scott Hamilton Kennedy
Year:   2008
Language:   English
Time:   80 minutes

This film documents the 14-acre community garden in South Central Los Angeles that arose from the devastation of the 1992 riots. The garden grew and prospered, providing fresh, wholesome food and building community. Then it faced the threat of destruction from industrial development.

The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature Film

Not rated

This is a special presentation as part of Shepherd University's Common Reading Program's One Book, One Community Program. This year the university's common reading is Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver. Post-film discussion led by Elizabeth Wheeler

Links

For an interview with the director Scott Hamilton Kenedy

Other background on the film

For information on the community garden movement