The Garden

Danny Glover, Daryl Hannah, Antonio Villaraigosa
Film director: 
Scott Hamilton Kennedy
Event date: 
Tue, 09/11/2010

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.

Following a screening of the film in November 2010, three experts responded to the film. Find their responses by clicking on the article titles on the right-hand side.

Articles on this film:

What did I learn from The Garden?

Politics is all about power. Politicians cannot be trusted, as they play the power and influence game.Power is ruthless. Power corrupts.Not all community workers are saints.People like Horowitz (the landowner) apparently put their bigotry even before profits.Racism can exist between different non-white communities.

Plants Under Stress: Why Should We Worry?

'The green revolution of the 1970s reduced chronic hunger from 40% to 20% of the world population while the population has doubled, but 840 million people are still chronically undernourished. Environmental stress accounts for up to an 80% loss in crop yields which translates into a massive loss of food worldwide. Since plants cannot move, they have developed a complex network of responses to stress that help them survive. Some of these strategies are not necessarily geared to crop productivity though, but rather are the product of evolutionary pressures for individual survival.

The Importance of Social Class Analysis for Sustainability: Reflections on 'The 'Garden'

This documentary – ‘The Garden’ - judiciously follows the journey embarked upon by a community of farmers in South Central Los Angeles as they battle notices of eviction issued by the city council on behalf of a powerful developer.