The Garden (2008)
The fate of a 14-acre community farm located in South Central Los Angeles hangs in the balance as low-income families face activists and local government in a battle over its existence--a spirited (and often dispiriting) conflict captured by this emotional documentary. Established in 1992 as a form of "therapy" after the Rodney King riots, the much-beloved and bountiful garden is eyed for takeover by profit-seeking developers. Danny Glover, Daryl Hannah, Joan Baez appear. 80 min. Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; audio commentary; behind-the-scenes footage; interview; more.
Academy Award ®
Nominee: Best Documentary Feature