a film by Meridian Hill Pictures


About the film

A deeply personal story about the struggle for good jobs and environmental justice in our cities.

Since 1990, nonprofit Washington Parks & People has tried to reduce poverty and violence in Washington, D.C. neighborhoods by improving parks. At the height of the recession, the organization received a stimulus grant to create a "green" job-training program in communities hardest hit. They had two years to help unemployed people find jobs and improve parks in their neighborhoods.

Steve Coleman, a grassroots environmental activist who directs the organization, is tasked with using the grant to hire 150 unemployed residents to plant several thousand trees, care for some of the city's most blighted urban parks and improve upon the soft skills required...

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Five Reasons We're Excited To Be Screening at the Brooklyn Film Festival

There’s plenty of reasons why we are excited to have CITY OF TREES be a part of the 19th annual Brooklyn Film Festival. Here’s our top 5.
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CITY OF TREES screens at the U.S. Department of Labor & Department of Agriculture

  Over the past two weeks, we have had the unique opportunity to screen City of Trees for staff and stakeholders at the US Department of Agriculture/Forest Service and US Department of Labor. At both screenings, the film spurred honest...
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Woods Hole Film Festival

July 31, 2016
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Woods Hole Film Festival

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