During the Great Recession, joblessness exceeds 20 percent east of the Anacostia River in Washington, DC. City of Trees follows the intimate stories of Charles, Michael and James, three long-term unemployed residents struggling to gain employment through ‘shovel ready’ green projects. When stimulus dollars run out, short term idealism clashes with day-to-day survival in the struggle to find a sense of purpose and place in a recovering economy.
This screening is in conjunction with Loyola University Maryland. Guest speakers: Brandon Kramer, Sam Little from Parks & People Baltimore, Helene Perry from the York Road Partnership Public Spaces & Greening Committee and John Huffington from Living Classrooms – to discuss how the film connects to greening and workforce development work happening right now in Baltimore.