Join us every 3rd Friday this Summer for outdoor documentary screenings at Feed & Be Fed Farm is San Pedro, CA.
Our documentary selection for August is «City of Trees» thanks to the sponsorship from Magic Labs Media. 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 care for parks in their neighborhoods.
What sounds like a simple goal — putting people back to work by planting trees — becomes complicated by community tensions and a fast-approaching deadline before the grant money runs out. Filmed in an unflinching and compelling verité approach over the course of more than two years, CITY OF TREES thrusts viewers into the inspiring but messy world of job training and the paradoxes changemakers face in urban communities everyday.
The gates open at 7:30, movie at 8:00. Discussion following. Suggested Donation of $7 per adult or $10 per family.
We will have limited chairs and blankets available for use, so please bring your own if you have them. Feel free to bring a picnic dinner or snacks and non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy during the film.
Thanks to our sponsors, Magic Labs Media and AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles, all funds raised from the from the screening will go back into the garden to help grow more food for the local community and offer more educational programming.