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The Life and Times of Elizabeth Keckly

Directed by: Tim Reid TRT: 44 min (USA) ***PREMIERE*** A true Renaissance woman, who despite the Civil War milieu, became one of the most extraordinary success stories of that era. Elizabeth Keckly, born enslaved in Virginia, supported herself as a seamstress and dressmaker, and amassed $1200 to purchase her freedom. Moving to Washington, DC in […]

Point of Pride: The People’s View of Bayview/Hunter’s Point

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 Produced by: Dimitri William Moore Among the Directors: Latiece Brown (LMI Fellow) TRT: 26 min (USA) Point of Pride: The People’s View of Bayview/Hunter’s Point is a documentary film about the Bayview/Hunters Point neighborhood of San Francisco. Point of Pride combines archival footage from the 1950’s 60’s and 70’s with present-day viewpoints and reactions to […]

Fly By Light

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Directed by: Ellie Walton Produced by: Hawah Kasat TRT: 60 min (USA) A group of teenagers board a bus for West Virginia, leaving the streets of Washington, DC to participate in an ambitious peace education program. For the first time in their lives Mark, the group plays in mountain steams, sings under the stars, and […]

Reembarque

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(Reshipment) Written and Directed by Gloria Rolando TRT: 55 min (Cuba) The voices of prominent historians join the memories of Haitians and their descendants in Cuba to understand a chapter of the complex economic and social history of the Caribbean: the presence in the Island of Cuba of thousands of West Indian laborers, especially from […]

Black Wheels

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The history of Blacks in NASCAR and other motor sports Written and Produced by Byron Hunter & Omar Akil TRT: 48 min (USA) Showcasing the often overlooked achievements of African-Americans in motor sports, this groundbreaking documentary shows African-American influences in the invention of stock car racing in the 1920s and showcases the careers of Black […]

Tropicália

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Directed by: Marcelo Machado TRT: 87 min (Brazil) (In Portuguese, with English subtitles) Tropicália tells the story of one of Brazil’s most significant cultural and rich artistic movements born in the late 1960s. From a collective of like-minded souls, ‘tropicália’ used music, poetry, theatre, and avant-garde visual art as a voice to confront the cultural […]