Join us Friday night, August 17 (NOTE CHANGED TIME) at the Marvin Gaye Community Greening Center for the presentation of four short documentaries created by the members of the DC Green Corps. Also screening are The Red Line D.C. Project and Disparate City.
The evening will kick off with a cookout from 6-8:00 PM, followed by the Greening Center introduction from 8-8:30 PM. The films will show at sundown.
Free to the public. This screening is supported by Washington Parks & People, in partnership with DeanwoodxDesign.
About the Green Corps Shorts:
During Spring 2011, through a comprehensive media arts residency with Meridian Hill Pictures, the DC Green Corps trainees produced these four short videos to express in their own voice how urban forestry and greening are helping to meet critical needs in underserved communities in Washington, DC. The trainees conducted research, interviews, learned advanced production skills including storyboarding, camerawork, sound and editing. The trainees premiered their videos at the American Film Institute’s Silver Theatre in May 2010, and the films have since screened accross the country. The Green Corps trainees and their stories are part of a feature documentary currently in production by Meridian Hill Pictures.
About Disparate City:Disparate City” is a short film exploring cultural tension in DC created by gentrification, segregation, and prejudice, as well as the benefits of tolerance and understanding for District residents. The filmmaker, Jonah Best, was born and raised in the Northeast DC neighborhood of Brookland. Attending predominantly minority DC public schools throughout his education, he was the only white male in his class upon graduating from Capital City Public Charter School this year. Immersed in the city’s Black and Latino cultures, Best held a unique perspective on the city, which informed his writing for this film. The film was Best’s Senior Expedition at CCPCS, a research and outreach project the school requires for graduating seniors which helps the community and relates to students’ career interests.
DeanwoodxDesign (DxD) showcases the rich arts, cultural, historical, and green space assets of Deanwood and Ward 7 through a community-wide, intergenerational, and collaborative effort.
DxD highlights one of the District’s earliest African American communities from a design perspective.