<i>The Garden</i>

Courtesy Oscilloscope Pictures

Location Info:

Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Westwood, CA  90024
310-443-7000
For 12 years following the 1992 L.A. riots, hundreds of low-income, mostly Latino farmers used the 14-acre South Central Farm on 4051 South Alameda Street, one of the largest urban farms in the country, to grow fresh produce for their families and the community. In 2006, after a series of complicated legal battles with the land developer and City of Los Angeles, the farmers were evicted from the lot, which was bulldozed and still sits vacant. Scott Hamilton Kennedy’s 2008, Oscar-nominated documentary The Garden tracked the protesters as they fought – and eventually lost – to keep their land, with help from politicians, civic leaders and celebrities like Daryl Hannah, Willie Nelson, Martin Sheen, Danny Glover, Joan Baez and Rage Against the Machine’s Zack de la Rocha. In conjunction with the exhibit, Hammer Projects: Andrea Bowers, the Hammer Museum hosts a screening of the film and discussion with the director.

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