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The Garden (2008)

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In the wake of the 1992 Los Angeles riots, hundreds of mostly Mexican-American families came together and turned a blighted corner of South Central Los Angeles into a 14 acre urban oasis with enough fruit and vegetables to feed hundreds of families.

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Justice and Corruption and Profit are abstractions, and film is so ill suited to deal with abstractions.

May 21, 2009 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Boston Globe
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A good documentary leaves the viewer wanting more. A problematic one leaves the viewer needing more.

May 15, 2009 | Full Review…
Washington Post
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[Director] Hamilton captures the heart-wrenching devastation done in the name of profit, as citizens mourn. Incredibly effecting.

May 8, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
New York Daily News
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The Garden is an especially fatuous documentary, nominated for an Oscar this year, about a community garden in South Central LA where Latino farmers have been allowed to grow food on somebody else's land.

May 8, 2009 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
New York Post
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This intricate and compelling documentary paints a saddening portrait of American politics.

May 8, 2009 | Rating: 3/5
New York Times
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Scott Hamilton Kennedy's plucky, powerful storytelling makes this a worthwhile experience.

May 7, 2009
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