[act-ma] Thursday 7/17: "The Garden" - Free UPandOUT film screening
pfsoto at mynas.com
Wed Jul 2 23:39:36 PDT 2014
see trailer <http://www.thegardenmovie.com/trailer/>
Showing Thursday, July 17, in Cambridge
[please download & distribute flyer
The 14-acre community garden in South Central Los Angeles is the largest
of its kind in the US. Started as a form of healing after the
devastating L.A. riots in 1992, the South Central Farmers created a
miracle in one of the country’s most blighted neighborhoods. Growing
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? And not made public?
If everyone told you nothing more could be done, would you give up?
/*"The Garden <http://www.thegardenmovie.com/trailer/>*//exposes the
fault lines in American society and raises crucial and challenging
questions about liberty, equality, and justice for the poorest and most
vulnerable among us. As the battle lines are drawn between this group of
low-income families struggling to protect a 14-acre urban farm against a
backdrop of grey and hardened skyscrapers, their cause became an
international sensation that drew the attention of numerous notable
activists and politicians, including Dennis Kucinich, Joan Baez, Danny
Glover, and Willie Nelson./"
"/Hola, Mr. Mayor. This is Joan Baez calling from the garden./”
"/From the ashes of the L.A. riots arose a lush, 14-acre community
garden, the largest of its kind in the US. Now bulldozers threaten its
future. 'The Garden' shows how the American dream can go awry when it
clashes with the American way of doing politics./"
doors open 6:40; film starts promptly 7pm
243 Broadway, Cambridge - corner of Broadway and Windsor,
entrance on Windsor
Please join us for a stimulating night out; bring your friends!
*free film & free door prizes
****[donations are encouraged]
*feel free to bring your own snacks and soft drinks - no alcohol allowed
"/You can't legislate good will - that comes through education/." ~
*UPandOUT film series* - see rule19.org/videos <http://rule19.org/videos>
Why should YOU care? It's YOUR money that pays for US/Israeli wars - on
Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Palestine, Libya. Syria, Iran, So America, etc
etc - for billionaire bailouts, for ever more ubiquitous US prisons, for
the loss of liberty and civil rights...
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