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Plays in DC[FRAME] Program: We are Here
Saturday, June 15
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Eaton Cinema

1201 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20005

The Test

Directors

Claudia Myers, Laura Waters Hinson

Executive Producer

Mary Beth Minnis

Producer

Heather Brumley

Editor

Kasey Kirby

Cinematographer

Amin El Siwi

Eric Frimpong, a Ghanaian immigrant who works as a maintenance technician at a senior living facility in Virginia, dreams of becoming an American citizen to provide a better life for his family. He hasn’t seen his wife and children in eight years. Now, all that stands in the way of their reunion is for Eric to pass the daunting US Citizenship exam. To this end, Eric enlists the tutoring help of two elderly residents, Jill and Carl Miller, at the center where he works. Together, they embark on a journey to define his future and forge a new sense of family.

Co-director, The Test

An award-winning filmmaker and assistant professor at American University, Laura’s films have screened at numerous film festivals and the U.S. Congress, United Nations, and Smithsonian with broadcasts on PBS, WORLD, ShortsTV, and Curiosity Stream. Her film As We Forgive, narrated by Mia Farrow, won the 2008 Student Academy Award.

Co-director, The Test

Named one of “10 Filmmakers to Watch” by Independent Magazine in 2015, Claudia Myers has written and directed several dramatic features and two award-winning TV documentaries. Her films often highlight stories of resilience within traditionally marginalized groups. Claudia teaches in the film division at American University’s School of Communication.