A 24-minute documentary about the 2006 fight to save a South Central Los Angeles community farm from being sold to developers is being screened in the shorts program at the Palisades Film Festival on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
"South Central Farm: Oasis in a Concrete Desert," directed by Sheila A. Laffey, highlights the events leading up to and following the destruction of the farm, including involvement in the protest efforts by celebrities such as Daryl Hannah, Joan Baez and Willie Nelson. Laffey and Geoffrey Pepos, who produced the film with her, will be in attendance.
Some of the footage was shot by Hannah's uncle, Haskell Wexler, Oscar-winning cinematographer for "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
The screening is at the Palisades Theater, 941 Temescal Canyon Blvd., Pacific Palisades. Tickets are $10. Other shorts on the bill are "Pilgrimage" and "Digital Dump: Exporting Re-Use and Abuse to Africa."
For additional information about the fifth annual Palisades Film Festival, which runs through Saturday night, log on to www.friendsoffilm.com.