Black Fire: Radio, Rhythms, and Revolution
The Black Fire Record company was founded in 1975 by Jimmy Gray and J. Plunky Branch, two iconic names in the music business, synonymous with creativity and commitment. Black Fire […]
A Chocolate Lens
How do you take a still picture and tell a whole story? A Chocolate Lens chronicles Steven Cummings’s photographic journey through a disappearing Black Washington. His approach is simple: use […]
Bring Them Home
Americans Emad and Bahareh Shargi never expected their family to be torn apart by the global effort to stop Iran from building a nuclear weapon. But while visiting the country […]
Fierceness Served! The ENIKAlley Coffeehouse
Fierceness Served! The ENIKAlley Coffeehouse profiles the local history of a Black LGBTQ performance venue and rehearsal space for artists and a meeting place for Black Gay and Lesbian political […]
Georgetown University sold hundreds of enslaved people to stave off bankruptcy, scattering families across the South, never to see each other again. With the help of DNA databases, their descendants […]
Odessa Madre, nicknamed Queen of the Underworld, was a prosperous numbers runner and a key figure in a lucrative gambling ring in Washington, DC in the 1950s. Leading the paper […]
One Wheel Bandit
Allen Woods, otherwise known as the OneWheel Bandit, rides his bike around town, impressing every passerby with his one-wheeled magic.
Rajah Caruth wasn’t supposed to be a NASCAR driver. As a Black kid growing up in Washington DC, he had no connections and little representation in the industry. Determined to […]
This film captures the community and history of Mt. Pleasant’s iconic Park Regent apartment building on the brink of its sale and the community’s dissolution.
Spanish Joe Remembers
A video poem in four parts dedicated to the unsung jazz legends of Washington DC, including Zapata, María Rodriguez and Lawrence Wheatley. Told through the perspective of Pepe Gonzalez, an […]