This summer, Citizen Film and Green Streets will partner with the Trust for Public Land, SF Rec & Park and the Exploratorium Studio for Public Spaces to lead an art-based revitalization project in the Buchanan Mall. The Mall runs 5 blocks long, adjacent to the African-American Arts and Culture Center and Rosa Parks Senior Center and through the Western Addition housing communities where Green Streets began.
#BuchananChange is a community-supported project to build improvements in our park. We’re working to create jobs, engage reseidents, catalyze city investment, and improve public safety.
The National Criminal Justice Association wrote about Green Streets’ business model and collaborations, including Citizen Film’s ongoing documentary filmmaking and the Buchanan Mall revitalization project in the Justice Bulletin on July 17, 2015.
On Wednesday, January 14, the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation presented the latest version of the Green Streets documentary at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema, before a sellout crowd of nearly 400 people. This was the Foundation’s largest documentary film event to date.
The screening was followed by a panel discussion on the virtuous cycles that can be sparked by social enterprise in underserved urban communities, featuring:
The panelists fielded questions from moderator Sophie Constantinou, as well as from the audience. We are currently compiling these questions and answers, and will post the information on our website for others who want to get involved.
The Blank Family Foundation Film Series uses the power of documentary film to address a wide range of societal issues. The Foundation recognizes that the documentary medium can concurrently spark imagination, illuminate a subject, challenge conventional thinking, entertain and engage audiences, create awareness and inspire action.
Green Streets: Grass Roots Social Enterprise – Elemental Impact Blog
Green Streets Comes to Atlanta! – Elemental Impact Blog
On April 29, 2014, over 200 people attended our largest work-in-progress screening to date, at the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch. The screening was followed by a discussion moderated by filmmaker Sophie Constantinou and featuring six esteemed panelists:
Past Screening Locations: