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SAVE THE FARM tells the story of the largest urban farm in the United States, 14-acres sitting right in the middle of South Central Los Angeles. For 14 years over 350 families had cultivated this farm, feeding themselves and thousands in their community local organic food. When the city sells it to a developer in a closed-door meeting, activists and celebrities stage an 11th hour tree sit to save the farm. As the 5-year anniversary of the eviction approaches, director Michael Kuehnert demonstrates how a local community can come together to fight to save a farm they have come to depend on for their survival.

“For me the South Central Farm represents something that’s possible for our entire country, a place where our cities become more livable so people stop leaving cities in order to live. Where we have sustainable and localized food sources, where we have places for community to come gather, to celebrate, to eat, to garden together. If it can happen in South Central Los Angeles, it can happen anywhere.”
– Activist, Julia Butterfly Hill

FESTIVAL AWARDS:

WINNER, MARK HASLAM AWARD – Planet in Focus Film Festival (Toronto) 2010
WINNER, BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY – Cleveland Film Festival 2011
WINNER, SPECIAL JURY PRIZE – USA Film Festival in Dallas (May 1, 2011)

OFFICAL SELECTION:
Black Hills Film Festival 2010
Blue Planet Film Festival 2010
Colorado Environmental Film Festival 2010
Heartland Film Festival 2010
Nashville Film Festival 2011
New Orleans Film Festival 2010
San Francisco Green Film Festival 2011
St. Louis Film Festival 2010
Topanga Film Festival 2010 (not in competition)
Vancouver Film Festival 2010
Wild and Scenic Film Festival 2011

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