Youngstown, Ohio, once a booming steel and mining town, is now the epitome of post-industrial decline. Plunging population, derelict housing, and crime plague the city, but a new crop of industrious entrepreneurs and community activists refuse to accept defeat, nor will they abandon their beloved hometown. Together they rise up to restore homes, generate business, and ignite their community. Director Karla Murthy’s film is a powerful testament of their resiliency and ingenuity.
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Watch an exclusive pre-recorded Q&A with Director Karla Murthy, Producer/Cinematographer Alexandra Nikolchev and Executive Producer Jad Abumrad.
A portion of ticket sales will benefit the Tree Core program of the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation.
Director: Karla Murthy
Executive Producer: Jad Abumrad
Producer: Karla Murthy, Alexandra Nikolchev
Cinematographer: Alexandra Nikolchev
Editor: Karla Murthy, Kristen Nutile
Music: Bobak Lotfipour, Casey Trela
Publicist: Falco, Ink