PBS SoCal and KCET, Southern California’s flagship PBS stations, announced the broadcast premier of “10 DAYS IN WATTS” from actor and Emmy® -nominated filmmaker Raphael Sbarge (“Once Upon a Time,” “Murder in the First”).
An urban garden called MudTown Farms is about to open in the Los Angeles community of Watts, built and nurtured by dedicated residents who see more than economic hardship, social inequality and environmental racism in their future. The series chronicles three generations of activists in the Watkins family, as well as students, farmers, and community leaders committed to healing past social injustices.
The first two 30-minute episodes will premiere locally in Southern California on Sun., Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on KCET with the final two episodes on Sun., Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on KCET.
All four episodes will also premiere back-to-back on Thurs., Feb. 23 beginning at 8 p.m. on PBS SoCal and will be available for streaming on the free PBS app as well as www.pbssocal.org/tendaysinwatts as well as www.kcet.org/tendaysinwatts
A project of the Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC), MudTown Farms was conceived to be an agriculture park with open space for community gardens, orchards, and reading gardens including a community center for teaching, training, and events.
While the journey to open the farm has been beset with delays and cost overruns, the series begins ten days out from the farm’s opening. At the center of this journey is Tim Watkins, the President of the WLCAC, who shares a vision of a family’s dedication to their beloved community.
As the farm moves towards its opening, a patchwork mosaic of resilience emerges, focused on honoring its citizens, and determined to see the next generation thrive.
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