The Trees: Growing a Forest for Ground Zero (film)

  • Jepson Center- Nieces Auditorium 207 West York Street Savannah, GA, 31401 United States

“The Savannah Tree Foundation is privileged and honored to show ‘The Trees’ film in Savannah to commemorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11,” said Karen Jenkins, executive director of the Savannah Tree Foundation. “Trees are such an important element of all public spaces, and the trees at the 9/11 Memorial Plaza have a wonderful story to tell.” .

Filmed over the course of five years, The Trees documents the journey of over 400 Swamp White Oaks from their temporary home in New Jersey to the World Trade Center Memorial Plaza.  Through the stories of those who design, plan, and construct the Memorial, The Trees explores the evolution of one of the world’s most innovative “green” roof gardens.  This 65-minute  film shows public reaction to this lasting, yet ever-changing memorial to the victims of the September 11th attacks. A visual meditation on seasonal changes and the possibility of rebirth, The Trees asks how we memorialize and remember.

Tickets for the film are $10.  The film will begin at 4:00 pm followed by a Q & A with the film Director Scott Elliott.

We also have a limited number of tickets for $30 that include the film plus a reception with the film Director, Scott Elliott, beginning at 5:30 pm. Reception guests will enjoy light bites and beer from Service Brewing. Buy your tickets today!

Parking is available on the street (meters are free on the weekends!) and there is also a parking garage on Jefferson. We encourage carpooling or cycling to the event. Bike racks are available in front of the building.