The Garden (2008 film)

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The Garden
Promotional film poster
Directed by Scott Hamilton Kennedy
Written by Scott Hamilton Kennedy
Music by Doug DeAngelis
Gabriel Tenorio
Cinematography Scott Hamilton Kennedy
Edited by Alex Blatt
Tyson FitzGerald
Scott Hamilton Kennedy
Distributed by Oscilloscope Laboratories
Release date
  • June 18, 2008 (2008-06-18)
Running time
80 minutes
Country United States
Language English / Spanish

The Garden is a 2008 American documentary film directed by Scott Hamilton Kennedy. It tells the story of the now demolished South Central Farm; a community garden and urban farm located in Los Angeles, California. The Garden details the plight of the South Central Farmers, a mostly Latinx community of farmers who organized and worked on the farm. After a suspected back room deal, the land upon which the farm operated was sold from the city back to the original owner, Richard Horowitz. He then decided he did not want to allow the farmers to use it anymore. Despite efforts to keep their farm, the South Central Farmers were evicted and their garden was bulldozed. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature on 22 January 2009.

The Garden includes appearances by Danny Glover, Daryl Hannah, and Antonio Villaraigosa.


The Garden was nominated for Best Documentary Feature in the 81st Academy Awards.

The International Documentary Association nominated it for the Pare Lorentz Award.

It won the Grand Jury Award from the 2008 Silverdocs Documentary Festival.

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