A wildly costumed street performer asks us to explore our human nature and our potential as a species. Lionel Powell, the Treeman, grew up just doors down from Jay-Z in the infamous Marcy projects in Brooklyn surrounded by gangs, drugs and violence. As a boy he turned to the unconditional love of animals and insects to cope with the madness in the world; and Treeman was born. We follow Lionel in his Treeman persona as he struggles with homelessness and searches for peace through his mission and constant volunteerism. When consequences ensue he is sent on pilgrimage around the U.S. to rediscover his roots and ultimately to reconcile his past.
One man's mission to bring hope to the world in the form of a 10 foot walking, talking tree