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Can You Dig This + gäst: Ron Finley
Datum: tis 30 augusti, 2016

CAN YOU DIG THIS är dokumentären om odlings-aktivisten - the "Gangster Gardener" - Ron Finley och hans arbete i Los Angeles.

"Folk frågar mig vad jag gör och jag säger: jag förändrar kultur. Jag odlar mat, men framförallt får jag människor att växa" säger Ron Finley i intervju i Sydsvenskan - se här >> 

SVT intervjuar Ron Finley i Seved >> 

Missa inte detta unika tillfälle när filmen visas för första gången i Skandinavien och att Ron Finley inleder visningen med ett kort föredrag. Efter filmen följer en frågestund med Ron Finley.

RON FINLEY
Armed with a shovel, some soil and seeds, Ron Finley has come to be known as the "Gangster Gardener", and his unexpected tactics have made him one of L.A.’s most widely known activists. Frustrated by his community’s lack of access to fresh, organic food, Finley inadvertently started a revolution when he turned the parkway in front of his South Central L.A. home into an edible garden. When the city cited him for his plantings, Finley started a bureaucratic battle, gathering signatures and working with local officials until the archaic city ordinances were abolished. As a renegade gardener, he earned himself an invite to the annual TED conference. His TED Talk has been viewed by three million people to date. With so much momentum behind him, he began to focus his energy on The Ron Finley Project, which has ignited a horticultural revolution worldwide.

CAN YOU DIG THIS
South Los Angeles. What comes to mind is gangs, drugs, liquor stores, abandoned buildings and vacant lots. The last thing that you would expect to find is a beautiful garden sprouting up through the concrete, coloring the urban landscape. As part of an urban gardening movement taking root in South LA, people are planting to transform their neighborhoods and are changing their own lives in the process. Calling for people to put down their guns and pick up their shovels, these "gangster gardeners" are creating an oasis in the middle of one of the most notoriously dangerous places in America.

CAN YOU DIG THIS follows the inspirational journeys of four unlikely gardeners, discovering what happens when they put their hands in the soil. This is not a story of science and economics. This is a story of the human spirit, inspiring people everywhere to pick up their shovels and "plant some shit."

Filmen kan ses online här >> [Uppdaterad maj 2020]
Filmens egen Facebook >> 

Ron Finley Project websida >> 
Ron Finleys TED Talk >> 

Artikel Vice >> 
Artikel Civil eats >> 

Datum: tis 30 augusti, 2016

kl 18:30

FILMFAKTA
Regissör: Delila Vallot
Land: USA
År: 2015
Längd: 80 minuter
Språk: Engelska
Genre: Dokumentär
Åldersgräns: Från 15 år
Skådespelare / Medverkande: Ron Finley m fl
IMDb: Se filmen på IMDB 

Biljettpris: 100 kr

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Arrangör: Folkets Bio Malmö, ABF Malmö.

Tack till Granngården och Wise Professionals.

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