By Chris Nashawaty
Updated August 12, 2009 at 04:00 AM EDT
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The Garden

type
  • Movie

The Garden was a ?14-acre community-tilled plot of land in South Central Los Angeles where poor Latino immigrants grew bananas and melons amid asphalt and cement. It also ?became a metaphor ? for their loss of Edenic innocence. The Garden, an Oscar-nominated documentary, captures the tragic David-and-Goliath struggle between the powerless (aided by boosters like Daryl Hannah) and a deaf legal system, but it also fails to answer some of the questions it raises. The EXTRAS ?include a commentary with the director. B

The Garden

type
  • Movie
mpaa
runtime
  • 80 minutes

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