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The Garden

A Reel Progress Screening

February 11, 2009, 7:00pm ET - 9:00pm ET

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About This Event

ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE:  BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

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" has the pulse of verité with the narrative pull of fiction, telling the story of the country's largest urban farm, backroom deals, land developers, green politics, money, poverty, power, and racial discord. The film explores and 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.

Please join the Center for American Progress for a provocative discussion immediately following the film.

Featured Speakers:
Julie Bergman Sender, executive producer, "The Garden"
Stuart Sender, executive producer, "The Garden"

Moderated by:
Anna Soellner, Vice President for Communications and Director, California Office, Center for American Progress

Pizza will be served at 6:30 p.m.

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Location

Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC20005

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Nearest Metro: Blue/Orange Line to McPherson Square or Red Line to Metro Center