City of Trees DC premiere

CITY OF TREES will have its long-awaited DC premiere at the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital. The festival will host a ‘dual premiere’ with two screenings at flagship venues in both Northwest and Southeast DC to maximize accessibility, diversity and honor the people and communities profiled in the film.

The premiere on Wednesday, March 16 will be at the Carnegie Institution for Science at 7:00p with an introduction by Van Jones, Founder and President, The Dream Corps & Green For All. A discussion, moderated by Van Jones, with director Brandon Kramer, producer Lance Kramer, film subject Steve Coleman, and James Hubbard, Deputy Chief, USFS, will follow the screening.

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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. 

March 16, 2016 at 6:00pm - 9pm
Carnegie Institution for Science
1530 P St NW
Washington, DC 20005
United States
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