Can You Dig This


Roxie Theater Sat, Apr 22, 2017 8:30 PM
Film Info
Director:Delila Vallot
Year of Production:2015
Topic:Changing Cities
Food: What's on Your Plate?
Running Time:80 min.


To some, South L.A. may conjure images of vacant lots and liquor stores; gangs and drug dealers. Yet a burgeoning movement of urban gardeners is working to change that perception, as well as that reality for the many who live there. Can You Dig This - Delila Vallot's debut documentary, executive produced by John Legend - follows four unlikely gardeners over a year, getting their hands dirty to change their own lives, their family's lives and their whole neighborhood. From a young girl trying to convince her dad to eat greens, to a renegade gardener that plants a food forest in his home, these are intimate depictions of what it means to, as he says, "plant some shit". This is not only a story for South L.A., the food deserts and daily struggles of our gardeners are reflected across American cities and the way we think about food, health and the environment.

DISCUSSION WITH: Delila Vallot, filmmaker; Randy Wittorp, Kaiser Permanente

Program Sponsors:

Community Partners: Bay Area Women in Film & Media (BAWIFM); Eat Real Fest; Factory Farming Awareness Coalition; Green for All; SF Vegetarian Society


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Additional Information

Delila VallotDelila Vallot is an actress, dancer, and director, born and raised in Hollywood, California. In her career, she has worked with some of the most well-known choreographers to date, including Vince Patterson, Jaime Rogers, and Debbie Allen, and has performed in such shows as Saturday Night Live, The Academy Awards, and Comic Relief and films including Rent, Coyote Ugly, and The Singing Detective. She made her feature directorial debut in 2013 with the suspense thriller Tunnel Vision, starring Cristos, Ion Overman, and Scott Haze.