Racist Trees

dir. Sara Newens, Mina T. Son / 2022 / USA / 86min.
“Racist Trees” investigates the timely story of racial conflict in Palm Springs, a liberal pocket of America.

"Racist Trees", a feature-length documentary, investigates the timely story of racial conflict in an unlikely, liberal pocket of America, uncovering an even darker racist history that few would equate with the city’s progressive image. An intimate, sobering, and at times humorous look at the intersection of local politics, news media, race, class, gentrification, and social justice, "Racist Trees" reveals a microcosm of racial tension that continues to percolate across the country today.

duration:
86 min
country / year of production:
USA / 2022
director:
Sara Newens, Mina T. Son
cinematography:
Jerry A. Henry
producer:
Joanna Sokolowski, Sara Newens, Mina T. Son, Courtney Parker / Wayfarer Studios, Wild Pair Films
selected festivals and awards:
2022 – Palm Spring FF, 2022 – IDFA Amsterdam
sections:
Places
tags:
politics human rights USA cities protest

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