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“The film directly handles a lot of thorny issues in DC — race relations, community development, environmental justice, unemployment — with a refreshing honesty”

by Prince Of Petworth July 15, 2016 at 3:45 pm 5 Comments

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A personal story about the struggle to achieve social, economic and environmental change during the worst recession in a generation, “City of Trees” captures the tension-filled last six months of a two-year grant cycle for Washington D.C.’s nonprofit organization Washington Parks & People, and the close-out of a $2.7 million stimulus grant.

From an email:

“I wanted to drop you a line and let you know that CITY OF TREES will be available to stream for free on the PBS app + website for another few days until July 19.  The film directly handles a lot of thorny issues in DC — race relations, community development, environmental justice, unemployment — with a refreshing honesty, authenticity, focus on real people and the messiness of making change. We’ve continued to find that during this difficult moment for our country, the film has been helping to create spaces to have hard, honest and constructive conversations about how to make lasting change in our communities.”

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