This year’s keynote presentation included a panel discussion after viewing the City of Trees film. We learned what sounds like a simple goal — putting people back to work by planting trees — becomes complicated by local racial tensions, a community’s distrust of outsiders, and a fast-approaching deadline before the grant money runs out. Filmed in an unflinching and compelling verité approach over the course of more than two years, CITY OF TREES thrusts viewers into the inspiring but messy world of job training and the paradoxes changemakers face in urban communities every day.
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