CITY OF TREES: DC Premiere (SE)

CITY OF TREES will have a SECOND screening at the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital. To maximize accessibility, diversity, and to honor the people and communities profiled in the film, we'll be screening City of Trees at The Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC) in Southeast.

The film will be shown on Wednesday, March 23 at 7:00p, and there will be a discussion afterwards with director Brandon Kramer and producer Lance Kramer, film subject Steve Coleman, and Monica Lear, PhD Director, Forest Health Protection (USFS),  will follow screening. Moderated by economist and public official, Sonal Shah.

Reserve your FREE ticket here: http://cityoftrees.bpt.me/

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Film Summary

CITY OF TREES (US, 2015, 76 min.)

At the height of the recession, a DC nonprofit struggles to implement an ambitious "green jobs" program that hires 150 unemployed residents to plant trees in underserved parks. With only six months until their grant money runs out, serious obstacles block their path and speak to deep rifts in the life of the city racial tensions, uneven government support, and locals who feel their voices have not been heard. But for the trainees the program represents something much more hopeful: the means to give a child a better life, a second chance after a conviction, or a path to community leadership. 

Directed by Brandon Kramer and produced by Lance Kramer
a film by Meridian Hill Pictures
in association with Kartemquin Films and Magic Labs Media

About the Festival

The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital advances the public understanding of the environment through the power of film. Each March the festival presents 100+ films to an audience of over 30,000. Many of the screenings are free, and all are open to the public. More info. 

WHEN
March 23, 2016 at 7pm - 10pm
WHERE
The Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC)
1901 Mississippi Ave SE
Washington, DC 20020
United States
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CONTACT
Lisa Allen · · 202-450-4085

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