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Plays in DC[FRAME] Program: Changemakers
Sunday, June 16
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM

Landmark E-Street Cinema

555 11th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

51st State


Hannah Rosenzweig

Executive Producer

Diane Robertson


Liat Z. Rubin, Ray Whitehouse


Jessica Congdon


Gabriella Garcia-Pardo, Ray Whitehouse

People call Jamal Holtz the future mayor (or governor) of DC. At 25, he is a warm, extroverted, “old soul” passionately dedicated to establishing Washington, DC as The United States’ newest State. 51st State explores the emerging national issue of DC statehood from the personal perspective of one of its youngest and most vibrant Gen Z leaders—set against the overlooked cultural backdrop of our capital city and a deep yet virtually unknown crack in our democracy.

Director, 51st State

Hannah Rosenzweig is an award-winning film director, producer, and founder of Intention Media Inc. Hannah produced and directed the critically acclaimed film Surge, which premiered on SHOWTIME and is now streaming on Amazon and Apple TV. She has produced films on National Geographic TV, History Channel, Sundance TV, and others. Since serving as Hillary Clinton’s personal videographer for her 2008 presidential campaign, Hannah has directed media and consulted with candidates, elected officials, and campaigns nationwide. She currently serves as Executive Director of The People, a group of creatives using digital media and storytelling to defend democracy in states nationwide. Hannah was awarded a JustFilms Fellowship from the Ford Foundation for leaders working at the intersection of storytelling, film, and social justice.