Garden’s Don’t Lie…by Mona Khizam is a documentary style video work which explores how our gardens can reveal the truth about our values, our finances and the lives we lead. This short documentary thematically explores three gardens and the relationship their owners have to their plots of land. Gardens don’t lie… looks beyond the public face of suburban gardens and explores the factors that make each of these 3 gardens what they are today : a garden where community is routinely grown alongside vegetables, a garden that brought to the fore a man long considered lost and a memorial garden, forever caught in a moment of time.

Shot in Salisbury, Elizabeth Grove and Parkside, Gardens don’t lie… traverses the suburbs of Adelaide and finds surprising things in unexpected places. Funded by OSCA as part of the Projects of the Everyday  series, Gardens don’t lie… seeks ultimately, to find the humanity that unites us in spite of what our gardens seem to say about us and the different ways we live our lives.

Conceived of and shot by Community Filmmaker, Mona Khizam, Gardens don’t lie was initially shown – as a work-in-progress – at the inaugural SAGA: Adelaide International Woman’s Film Festival in June 2018.

PLEASE JOIN US for the premiere screening of Gardens don’t lie… on Thursday the 4th October at  6pm – Fontanelle Gallery, 175 Vincent st, Port Adelaide. Download the pdf invite here. RSVP to [email protected]