Green Festival Speakers

Scott Hamilton Kennedy


Academy Award nominee Scott Hamilton Kennedy is a writer, director, producer, cameraman and editor and has worked on everything from music videos and commercials to motion capture animation, scripted and reality television and fiction and non-fiction film. Scott’s documentary, The Garden, was nominated for a 2009 Academy Award for Best Documentary feature. It tells the story of the South Central Community Garden, the largest of its kind in the U.S., and its complicated struggle for survival. It premiered at the prestigious AFI Silverdocs film festival where it won best documentary and went on to win other awards (Florida and Camden FF, MMPA Diversity Award) and garner rave reviews from the likes of Kenneth Turan of the L.A. Times: “Excellent! Its lessons about the levers of power and politics, and how easy it is to get co-opted, are relevant everywhere. The Garden is a potent human drama.”