Our Films

Community Harvest

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


Community Harvest celebrates the natural and cultural harvests of our community, documenting the dramatic transformation of a forgotten vacant urban alley in our Nation’s Capital into a majestic, public garden and collaborative green space.

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.

The story of the North Columbia Heights Green creation offers a powerful example, demonstrating how dark alleys and abandoned lots across the city could also undergo a similar transformation, using public gardens and green spaces to build and strengthen communities.



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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

2010 Community Harvest Festival
November 20, 2010
North Columbia Heights Green
3300 Block of 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20010



Awesome Documentary on North Columbia Heights Green
Prince Of Petworth, September 26, 2011

Interview with the filmmakers: Community Harvest
by Becky Beamer
Doc & a Drink, February 17, 2011

Our City Film Festival: Feel-Good Movies for Urban Boosters
by Benjamin R. Freed
Washington City Paper, February 11, 2011

DC brothers make films to benefit the community
by Aaron Leibel
Washington Jewish Week, February 10, 2011

Design & Development by Velocity | Illustrations by Steven Weinberg Studios