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 >>
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.
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."
Regissör: Delila Vallot
Längd: 80 minuter
Åldersgräns: Från 15 år
Skådespelare / Medverkande: Ron Finley m fl
IMDb: Se filmen på IMDB
Biljettpris: 100 kr
Arrangör: Folkets Bio Malmö, ABF Malmö.
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