For the past three summers, we have offered a social documentary series, showing documentaries related to important issues here in the District of Columbia. Watch for our plans for summer 2020!
In summer 2019, we explored issues of gentrification and diversity in Washington DC, through three documentaries filmed here in the District:
What Happened 2 Chocolate City? explores DC’s hyper-gentrification through a retrospective lens, highlighting the effects of the 1968 riots, War on Drugs, mass incarceration, and the current economic barriers affecting Black Washingtonians. More information here.
Fly by Light examines what happens when a group of DC teens go to West Virginia for a peace education program. Their lives are changed dramatically, but how will this experience affect their lives upon returning home? More information here.
Dog Parks & Coffee Shops looks at diversity-seeking, community, and consumption in three DC neighborhoods undergoing urban revitalization: U Street, Columbia Heights and Petworth. More information here.
Each evening included a discussion with the filmmakers and representatives of organizations working on issues addressed by that night’s documentary.
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