'Deckert Distribution Boards IDFA Title ‘Racist Trees,’ Debuts Trailer

IDFA Title ‘Racist Trees,’ Debuts Trailer

Sales agent

Deckert Distribution has boarded “Racist Trees,” directed by Sara Newens and Mina T

Son, and

produced by Wayfarer Studios and Wild Pair Films, ahead of its world premiere in IDFA’

The feature-length

documentary investigates the timely story of racial conflict in Palm Springs, uncovering an even darker

In Palm

Springs, lies the historically Black Lawrence Crossley neighborhood, cut off from the glitz and glamour,

The trees

have become the focal point of frustration and animosity for locals who see the trees

For decades,

residents have been forced to put up with the tangled overgrowth from a species so

Son comments:

“This began as a passion project four years ago after reading a newspaper article about

And despite

the current progressive landscape of this California town, we were surprised to learn that city

After spending

time with the community, we learned of the troubling legacy of systemic racism that extended

Son approach

this sensitive topic in an accessible, delicate and open way, with a touch of humor

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