Empowering Media That Matters


Upcoming Event

Story Movements

Story Movements is a catalytic two-day convening that examines platforms and genres of civic media storytelling through the lens of contemporary struggles for social justice. From documentary film to...

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2015 Human Rights Film Series: 120 Days Screening and Q&A

120 Days captures an intimate, inside look at the lives of one family of undocumented immigrants who have been living and working in the United States illegally for over twelve years. The father,...

Past Event

Filmfest DC 2016- Rebel Citizen

Dir. PAMELA YATES USA, 2015 76 minutes, Color and Black & White Official website In Person: Director Pamela Yates and producer Paco de Onís When Haskell Wexler died last December, he was justly...

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Filmfest DC 2016- Motley’s Law

Dir. NICOLE HORANYI Denmark, 2015 90 minutes, Color Official website In Person: Subject Kimberly Motley Kimberly Motley doesn’t have to be in Afghanistan, but since 2008 this smart and...

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Movies That Matter: Stories of Strength

7 p.m. Program; 6:30 p.m. Refreshments  Free and Open to the Public, First come first seated  Stories of Strength: First-Person Films by Community Activists showcases short digital films by...

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Mesoamerica Resists

Presentation by the Beehive Collective The Beehive Collective is coming to DC! After almost a decade of careful research, narrative crafting, and design, the Beehive Design Collective has released...

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Faculty Forum: Games to Empower Neighborhoods

Professor Benjamin Stokes will explain how a new kind of of game is fighting segregation and promoting sustainable business. A new class of civic games is affecting the real world. Real-world games...

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2015 Human Rights Film Series: Out in the Night Screening and Q&A

Through the lives of four young women, Out in the Night reveals how their race, gender identity and sexuality became criminalized in the mainstream news media and criminal legal system. Out in the...

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2015 Human Rights Film Series: 3 1/2 MINUTES, TEN BULLETS Screening and Q&A

3 1⁄2 MINUTES, TEN BULLETS dissects the aftermath of the murder of 17-year-old Jordan Davis and the trial of Michael Dunn who, in 2012, shot him repeatedly at a Florida gas station for playing his...

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