WE ACT Movie Night: The Garden.


The fourteen-acre community garden at 41st and Alameda in South Central Los Angeles is the largest of its kind in the United States. Started as a form of healing after the devastating L.A. riots in 1992, the South Central Farmers have since 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 are poised to level their 14-acre oasis.

The Garden follows the plight of the farmers, from the tilled soil of this urban farm to the polished marble of City Hall. Mostly immigrants from Latin America, from countries where they feared for their lives if they were to speak out, we watch them organize, fight back, and demand answers:

Why was the land sold to a wealthy developer for millions less than fair-market value? Why was the transaction done in a closed-door session of the LA City Council? Why has it never been made public?

And the powers-that-be have the same response: “The garden is wonderful, but there is nothing more we can do.”



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July 29, 2015 at 6pm - 10pm
West Harlem Piers Park
125th street and 12th Ave
New York, NY 10031
United States
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Charles Callaway · · 212-961-1000 ext 309
Carlo Conchazea Andrey Hamilton Tanya Mejia Asantewaa Harris Raquel Brau Diaz Steven rosa Yemi Abioye Bashma Sheea Samantha Dorin Celina Scott-Büchler Sharise Bailey Rodney Cromartie Chelsea Ettlinger Adrienne Stith Louis Bailey Lucy Mercado Tony Santiago Morris Schumacher Patrice Voevas Michael Reid Donna Gill Marilyn Bryant Carmen Perez Jack Steele Anita Parker George Harris Orrainnia Griffin Alexandria Guzman Nadirah Ahmed Douglas Howell Elsie Turner Soji Adeyemi Raquel Morrison Paul Campbell Merle Carroll Kathryn Marrow Jonathan Thomas Brandon Lee Anil Ahmed Stephanie Bello Angel Feliz Nina Doster Debbie Outlaw DerrIck Jordan Barvina Toledo Jose Mendez Tena Rodriguez Heidi Lopez

Will you come?