Tag Archives: Documentary

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 […]

Jazz and Us

Written and Directed by: Gloria Rolando TRT: 44 min (Cuba) (In Spanish with English subtitles) This documentary relates a chapter in the history shared by Afrocubans and African Americans through their common culture. It’s the story of a group of black Havana youths in the 1940’s and 50’s who hung out around jazz. In private […]

Builders of the Alcan Highway

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TRT: 22 min (USA) In an amazingly short eight months span, under the harshest weather conditions, 3,600 Black army troops persevered to accomplish an incredible feat of engineering and building the WWII critical defense route known as “The Alcan Highway”. These unheralded men cleared 1,621 miles of rugged, unmapped wilderness stretching from British Columbia to […]

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 […]

Songs of Survival

Songs of Survival

Directed by: Tim Reid TRT: 19 min (USA) Song of Survival is the story of an incredibly indomitable Congolese woman, Rose Mapendo, and her family of 10 imprisoned in 1998 in a death camp for 16 months. Through the strength of Rose’s character, she was able to gain release from the death camp by forgiving […]

Oracles of Pennsylvania Avenue

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Written and Directed by: Tim Wilkerson TRT: 107 min (Egypt/USA) 12 Hours Of Terror Inspired A Lifetime of Peace: On a frigid day in 1982, a struggling Jewish WWII veteran became the first domestic terrorist to target the nation’s capital. In the process he would inspire the longest running public protest against US foreign policy […]

Mösyö

(Monsieur) Written and Directed by: Kagan Olgunturk TRT: 19 min (Turkey) (In Turkish, w/English subtitles) Cevdet Ogut is the owner of a second hand shop but he represents himself as an antique dealer, the neighbors call The Monsieur. This film is the portrait of a man who makes a huge impact on his environment.  

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 […]