Friday, August 21, 2009

Documentary Review

One thing I love about Netflix is getting to view great documentaries that they don't carry at the bubble-gum movie rental businesses.

This week I watched The Garden . . . from netflix . . . .
Filmmaker Scott Hamilton Kennedy's politically charged, Oscar-nominated documentary follows a group of low-income families struggling to protect a 14-acre urban farm in the middle of South Central Los Angeles from bureaucratic real estate developers. A lightning rod for controversy in 2004, this cause célèbre drew the attention of numerous notable activists and politicians, including Dennis Kucinich, Joan Baez and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigoisa.

This summer was the first time I planted a vegetable garden, and it wasn't all for fun. It was to stretch our family's food dollar during some incredibly rough times. But I found more than food in my garden, I found soil & heart & hope. This movie really resonated with me and left me in tears.


Some Guy said...

Awesome! This just came in the mail yesterday and I plan on watching it tonight.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

It also caused you to use ampersands when you shouldn't have.

Churlita said...

I've heard about it but not seen it. I love gardening, so I better get to viewing it.

Unknown said...

You are so funny! This belongs on the endpage of a magazine somewhere.

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