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Watch: Put Down the Guns and Pick up the Shovels in Exclusive ‘Can You Dig This’ Clip

Watch: Put Down the Guns and Pick up the Shovels in Exclusive 'Can You Dig This' Clip


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Ron is someone who lives in Los Angeles and just wants to grow something healthy in his own garden. In this exclusive clip from “Can You Dig This,” Ron explains why it is so important to be able to grow healthy food. Directed by Delia Vallot and with John Legend as an executive producer, this film follows the citizens of South LA as they create a movement of putting down the guns and picking up the shovels to transform their neighborhoods into urban gardens.

The official synopsis reads: “‘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.’ The film stars a cross-section of urban gardeners, including Ron Finley, the ‘Gangster Gardener’ whose unexpected tactics have made him one of LA’s most widely known activists, 23-year-old former gang member, Mychael ‘Spicey’ Evans and 21-year-old orphan Kenya Johnson who find hope at the Compton Community Garden, eight-year-old Quimonie Lewis who oversees a garden at her home in the projects, and former inmate Hosea Smith whose garden feeds his fellow residents at a halfway house.”

The film will be released on December 1 everywhere On Demand. Gathr Films is also releasing the film theatrically starting December 1, including a special screening December 3 at Los Angeles’ Downtown Independent sponsored by Thug Kitchen.

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