Nov 08, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM EST
Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium
7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912, United States
Come see short documentaries about local people, places, and happenings from across the Washington DC Metropolitan area. Come meet the filmmakers, some of the folks featured in the films, and celebrate community stories. As the Opening Night of the Community Stories Film Festival, please join us at 7:00 pm for a joint reception with light refreshments with the City of Takoma Park, celebrating both the festival and the opening of an art exhibit "When Worlds Meet Art." The screening will begin at 7:30 pm.
by Zion Frost, Anna Grace Uehlein, and Mikhail Seiken
The future of a parking lot near the Takoma Park-Silver Spring Co-op is debated by local residents. Produced as part of the Docs In Progress Activist Video Youth Summer Camp.
A Look in the Mirror
by Alicia Conlon, Anna Grace Uehlein, and Mikhail Seiken
Is makeup something that increases self-esteem or detracts from it? Produced as part of the Docs In Progress Activist Video Youth Summer Camp.
Gardens of Takoma Park
by CJ Grier, Amen Behailu, and Loza Behailu
What are the benefits of gardening at a personal and community level in Takoma Park? Produced as part of the Docs In Progress Activist Video Youth Summer Camp.
The DC Metro Issue
by Rino Schiavo-Campo
At a time when Metro is losing ridership, locals weigh the pros and cons of the Washington area's public transportation subway system. Produced as part of the Docs In Progress Activist Video Youth Summer Camp.
Boys in the Boat
by Renee Bullock, Nive Das, Adesola Fasolo, Edwin Flores, Christa Forman, Ted Hornick, JJ Luceno
A crew of young rowers with intellectual disabilities, thrive on the companionship and routine that come with being part of a team. While some train hard to compete at a prestigious regatta, others face seemingly insurmountable obstacles as they navigate toward adulthood. Produced as a project of The Institute for Documentary Filmmaking at the Documentary Center, George Washington University.
by Rocky McKoy
A man of science and dance explains how he balances both worlds.
When Mickey Came to Town
by Sam Sheline
in the 1990’s, The Walt Disney Company unveiled plans to build a new theme park near some of the most significant battlefields of the Civil War, bring the battleground to the present day as a small group of local residents worked to fight the project.
We Are Now
by Kevin Akakpo, Carlos Escobar, Yohannes Gezahegn, Kim Gonzalez-Ramirez, Merry Hailegeorgies, Gabe Hoekman, Verite Igiraneza, and Juliet Marschall
Youth-led activism is sweeping the country. Eight local high school students explore the history and contemporary student movements to organize, protest, and stand up for their rights. Produced as part of Gandhi Brigade's Summer DOCS Program
ABOUT THE COMMUNITY STORIES FESTIVAL
Docs In Progress is all about building community through documentary film, but we are proud to be based in the vibrant, diverse, and historic communities of Silver Spring, Montgomery County, and the broader Washington DC Metropolitan Area. We have showcased short documentaries about these communities since 2010. Tonight's program screening is part of of the Ninth Annual Community Stories Festival taking place between November 8-14. To see what else is happening, visit www.docsinprogress.org/communitystories
Tickets to tonight's event are FREE thanks to the support of: