To some, South LA may conjure images of vacant lots and liquor stores; gangs and drug dealers. Yet a burgeoning movement of urban gardeners guided by a charismatic leader is working to change that perception, as well as that reality for the many who live there. Their mantra: “plant some shit.” The result: a beautiful garden sprouts up through concrete, a colorful oasis in an American “food desert.” Can You Dig This follows four gardeners of different ages and situations over the course of a year, getting their hands dirty to change their own lives, their neighborhoods, and the way that America thinks about food, health, and the environment.


Directed by Delila Vallot and produced by John Legend.

Can You Dig This

2015 US 80 min
Festival Year: 2016
Types: Documentary
Topic: Climate Change, Environmental Advocacy and Justice, Sustainable Living