High School Seniors Produce Documentary Film, Plants Through the Pavement

The Class of 2023 at Four Rivers Charter Public School has just completed a documentary film on the complex challenges of cities to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change. The film, Plants Through the Pavement: Green Space Inequity in Boston, explores the concept of urban wilding;  the history, preservation, and future promotion of forestlands, gardens, and other natural spaces within the urban environment.  Environmental justice, ecological impact, and our human connection to the natural world are at the core of this creative and inspiring film.

The film will premiere via Zoom Webinar for one night only: Thursday, February 16th, at 7:00pm. The webinar will include introductions by teachers and student speakers along with the film and there will be a Q&A with student filmmakers afterward. The event is free however advance registration is required.

This documentary has been five months in the making. The Class of 2023 were responsible for all stages of the process from initial creative planning to filming to post-production. In December, all 36 members of the class traveled to Boston to interview community organizers, academics, landscape architects and city officials.  This fieldwork then became the basis for the film you’ll see on Thursday.  We hope you can make it.