Mission Verde

Friends of the Urban Forest presents a short documentary on the origin story of Mission Verde - a community group that took ownership to water new trees along the 24th Street in the Latin Cultural District of San Francisco. Featuring an array of perspectives, from neighborhood residents to community organizers to city officials, this short documentary delves into the emotions, efforts, and partnerships involved in creating a unique solution to preserve and grow the natural
ecosystem of this district. It's a feel-good story that showcases the power of activism and collaboration to create a greener urban environment.

  • Paawan Kothari
  • Paawan Kothari
  • Friends of the Urban Forest
  • Paawan Kothari
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Environmental, Community
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 10, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • San Francisco Premier
    San Francisco
    United States
    September 13, 2023
Director Biography - Paawan Kothari

Paawan Kothari is an entrepreneur, a seasoned marketer and strategist with over 25 years of experience. A storyteller at heart, Paawan creates content in different media format that connects and resonates with her audience. This is second first attempt at making a documentary. She currently is the Director of Marketing at Friends of the Urban Forest.

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Director Statement

When I first heard how Mission Verde came to be, I was so inspired by the passion and perseverance of the people involved. I instantly knew I wanted to tell this story in a short documentary format.