Community Harvest

Short film. A celebration of the natural and cultural harvests of our community, documenting the dramatic transformation of a forgotten vacant urban alley into a public garden and collaborative green space.

Community Harvest is the first independent short film produced by Meridian Hill Pictures' director Brandon Kramer and producer Lance Kramer documenting the DC Green Corps in 2010. Community Harvest was the first time we filmed with Charles and Steve. The film was an official selection in the Our City Film Festival, Southern Appalachian Film Festival, and Columbia Gorge International Film Festival. 

Created by an inspiring recipe of community volunteers, neighborhood youth, local non-profit organizations and city government support, the North Columbia Heights Green is ultimately a story about reconnecting people to the land. A longtime abandoned vehicle dumping ground, now the North Columbia Heights Green is a vibrant, sustainable and beautiful natural oasis nestled within the diverse urban fabric of Columbia Heights. Located in the alley space behind Red Rocks Pizzeria, off the east side of the 3300 block of 11th Street NW, the Green features dozens of community gardening plots, an orchard, a berry patch, a rain garden, butterfly gardens, a greenhouse, public learning and demonstration spaces, a stage for music and artistic performances, and an outdoor movie screen.

TEAM:

Directors: Brandon and Lance Kramer
Editor: Cameron King
Featuring: Steve Coleman, Charles Holcomb

SCREENINGS:

Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital
March 13, 2013
Riverside Community Center
5200 Foote Street NW
Washington, DC 20019

Washington Selections: Our City Film Festival
October 15, 2012
Goethe-Institut Washington, Goethe Forum
812 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

2011 Our City Film Festival – Best Short Documentary
March 31, 2011
George Washington University
2029 G Street NW
Washington, DC 20052

2011 Columbia Gorge International Film Festival – Official Selection
August 10, 2011
108 E 7th St.
Vancouver, WA

2011 Southern Appalachian International Film Festival – Official Selection
November 1, 2011
Kingsport, TN 37664

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