Cinema Politica film tonight in Galileo's

The Lethbridge Public Interest Research Group (LPIRG) and the Campus Roots Cooperative Garden will host a screening of the film, The Garden, tonight, 7 p.m. in Galileo's Gallery.

Everyone is welcome to attend this free screening of the Scott Hamilton Kennedy film that explores the creation of the 14-acre community garden at 41st and Alameda in South Central Los Angeles, 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 neighbourhoods. Growing their own food, feeding their families and creating a community, the garden is much more than a simple green space.

Now, bulldozers are poised to level their 14-acre oasis.

The Garden follows the plight of the farmers, from the tilled soil of this urban farm to the polished marble of city hall. Mostly immigrants from Latin America, from countries where they feared for their lives if they were to speak out, the film watches them organize, fight back and demand answers.

Why was the land sold to a wealthy developer for millions less than fair-market value?

Why was the transaction done in a closed-door session of the LA City Council?

Why has it never been made public?

This film screening is part of the Cinema Politica film series, shown every Tuesday in Galileo's.