Program 7 - Black Lives STILL Matter: A Special Preview Screening of 'City of Trees' & 'Profiled'

  • Cinema Village 22 East 12th Street New York, NY, 10003 United States

A Piece of the Dream: Two Lives - A split screen imagining of what growing up is like for a young white male and young black female, watching the seemingly small discrepancies add up and amount to white male privilege/economic differences. Produced by the NY State Workers Development Institute. (2015, 5 min) 

City of Trees - A Special Preview Screening. Set during the recession, the film 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. As they navigate the community’s entrenched distrust of outsiders and a fast-approaching deadline before the grant money runs out, the film thrusts viewers into the inspiring but messy world of job training and the paradoxes changemakers face in urban communities everyday. (2015, 76 min)

Profiled - A powerful new documentary that knits together stories of the mothers of Black and Latino youths who have become victims of excessive deadly force by the NYPD.  A damning indictment of racial profiling and police brutality, placed within the historical context of racism in the United States. (2015, 54 min)

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