South Central Farmers

A documentary short on a rare -- and embattled -- patch of green in Los Angeles.


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July 6, 2006 1:47AM (UTC)

Salon and Video Dog are very excited about a new partnership with Rooftop Films, a terrific Brooklyn, N.Y., group celebrating the 10th year of its film series, which appears on rooftops in and around New York City all summer long. We'll be screening at least one film a week, on Friday afternoons, from Rooftop's summer series. We know you'll enjoy them.

First up is "South Central Farmers," by Ross Guidici, about 14 acres of farmland in Los Angeles that helps feed 350 low-income families, and the farmers' battle with a wealthy land developer who has acquired the land and threatens to kick them off. [Spoiler alert: After the film was finished, the farmers lost their last appeal, and just today the land was bulldozed.]

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Read more about Rooftop Films here. And check out its summer festival schedule here.


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