The Trees

Ramzi Bashour, Writer/Director/Producer 

Sloan Grant(s) Received: 2018, Production Award, NYU 

Project Type: Short Film 

Genre: Dark Comedy 

Length: 22 minutes 

Field of Science: Biology, Plant Sciences 

Stage: Completed 


Bashir returns to his village in rural Lebanon to attend his father’s funeral. During the three-day-long Christian Greek Orthodox memorial, he discovers a pathogen infecting the trees across his village. A dark comedy about tradition, grief, and the environment.