Can You Dig This?

Movie review by Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Inspiring docu about urban gardening; some profanity, drugs.

NR 2015 80 minutes

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age 13+

Inspiring, hopeful, challenges stereotypes

Moving documentary that sparked meaningful discussion for me and my 13-year-old. Challenges stereotypes of African-Americans and South Central LA; shows the power of one individual action (planting a garden) but also the power in coming together to make change; showcases the value of patience, family/friends/community, and courage; inspires viewers to examine their relationship to food production/consumption; documents the ravages of poverty, incarceration, hopelessness, and the web of challenges that result from them; and ultimately offers a hopeful way forward, toward healthy eating, stronger communities, and a life with meaning.

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