Monday, September 14, 2009

Wiki says:

The Garden is a 2008 documentary film directed by Scott Hamilton Kennedy. It tells the story of the now demolished South Central Farm; a community garden and urban farm located in Los Angeles, California. The Garden details the plight of the farmers who organized and worked on the farm only to see it sold to a private contractor and threatened with demolition. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature on 22 January 2009.

The Garden includes interviews with Danny Glover, Daryl Hannah, and Antonio Villaraigosa. It is due for a limited theatrical release on 24 April 2009. It was released on DVD on August 18, 2009.

While reading various articles on this subject, there are conflicting facts being reported. Some say that Horowitz owned the land from the mid 1980's and this crapstorm started when he sold it, and other reports say that the city of L.A. owned it and sold it to Horowitz and then he tried to get rid of them viewing them as "squatters".

If Horowitz didn't own it, why would the City of Los Angeles sell land that is helping an entire community.

If Horowitz did own it, why should he give it away to squatters?

I'm confused.

(I haven't seen the film. But, from the trailer, it looks like it's got a slant.)