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Lance Kramer Selected For The 2017 Impact Partners Fellowship

CITY OF TREES producer and Meridian Hill Pictures co-founder Lance Kramer has been selected to participate in the 2017 Impact Partners Documentary Producers Fellowship. Lance will have the opportunity to attend six developmental workshops led by well-known documentary producers and industry experts in New York City.
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GMU Visiting Filmmakers Series

Lance and Brandon were invited by George Mason University Visiting Filmmakers Series on the day after the 2016 election to visit film classes, engage with students, and screen CITY OF TREES + THE MESSY TRUTH followed by Q&A discussion moderated by Professor Rutledge Dennis.  
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Intern Podcast: Behind The Messy Truth

MHP fall 2016 interns Lisa Fierstein and Aisha Jama share reflections on the day they spent working as production assistants for the The Messy Truth shoot in Gettysburg, PA.
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Winter Blast

Read the Winter 2017 newsletter from Meridian Hill Pictures, including updates on THE MESSY TRUTH, CITY OF TREES encore broadcast on PBS/WORLD Channel's America ReFramed, and our new Community Screening Kit + Discussion Guide.    
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The Messy Truth accepted in Seattle Web Fest

We are pleased to announce that our web-series The Messy Truth with Van Jones was accepted into the 2017 Seattle Web Fest.
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CITY OF TREES rebroadcast on PBS/WORLD Jan. 17

CITY OF TREES will have its encore broadcast on PBS/WORLD Channel's America ReFramed on Tuesday, Jan. 17 in a lineup of films focused on the fights for income equality and racial justice.
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Introducing the new CITY OF TREES discussion guide

We are pleased to formally release the new CITY OF TREES discussion guide this month. Written over the summer and fall by CITY OF TREES producer Lance Kramer and impact producer Angelica Das, the guide is an in-depth resource designed to help facilitators host screenings and dialogues that dive deeply into the film’s central themes.  Click here to learn how you can host a screening of CITY OF TREES and access the new discussion guide.
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How We Learned to Tell Authentic Stories

In this extended interview, City of Trees and Meridian Hill Pictures artistic director Brandon Kramer speaks about the film's origins and the process of discovery the MHP team undertook to tell stories that authentically convey the experiences of their subjects. Originally posted on the Kartemquin Films Blog: "Director Brandon Kramer discusses City of Trees ahead of its Chicago Premiere at the KTQ Fall Festival Nov. 3" (October 2016).
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Messy Truth series viewed by millions during election

On November 3, Meridian Hill Pictures and Magic Labs Media launched a new Facebook-exclusive digital mini-series: THE MESSY TRUTH with Van Jones. Since launching the series, the episodes have had more than 4 million combined views on Van’s Facebook page and received national media attention on CNN.com, The New York Times, Sojourners, and The Huffington Post.
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Brandon Kramer Awarded Two-time Best Director for CITY OF TREES

Meridian Hill Pictures and Brandon Kramer had the distinct honor of being awarded Best Director for CITY OF TREES at the third annual IndieCapitol Awards and the ninth annual Chesapeake Film Festival.
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Meridian Hill Pictures Events

New York City Urban Field Station

When: Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 05:30 PM
Where: Pace University in New York, NY

CITY OF TREES will be screening at Pace University on March 30th, following the screening of the film viewers will have the opportunity to participate in a panel conversation with "City of Trees" director Lance Kramer, Elizabeth Ehrlich and Nicole Roy-Henderson of NYC Parks, Wesley Booker of Green City Force and  Migdalia Taveras from Sustainable South Bronx. The panelist will discuss community engagement, environmental justice, employment barriers, racial justice, urban forestry, economic recovery and reinvestment.

Family Program: Earth Day at ACM!

When: Friday, April 21, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Where: Anacostia Community Museum

In collaboration with the Smithsonian’s Office of Facilities Management and Reliability (OMFR), and Meridian Hills Pictures, the museum recognizes Earth Day with an information display on energy conservation and re-cycling, and a screening of the short film City of Trees.  Also get a tour of the museum’s exhibition The Backyard of Derek Webster’s Imagination. Webster was a self-taught artist who used discarded materials to create sculptural figures.  Today we would say he “up-cycled” everyday objects to create art! 

Register online or call 202.633.4844 to register for this program. 

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