City of Trees

America ReFramed Season 4
  • Feature Film
  • 2016
  • 84 Mins

During the recession, City of Trees follows three trainees and the director of a stimulus-funded green job-training program designed to put unemployed people back to work by planting trees in DC. The documentary provides an authentic look at one community's fight for equal access to good jobs and safe parks in our nation's capital.

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Film Credits

  • Brandon Kramer Director
  • Lance Kramer Producer
  • Edwin Martinez Editor
  • Ellie Walton Camera

Critical Acclaim

I was moved by the way the film personalizes the intersection of the recovery with urban communities, the day-to-day experience of participating in a job training program, and the story of disenfranchised minority participation in the emerging green economy.

Van Jones, CNN