Film & Discussion: Chocolate City (2007; 46 mins) @ Anacostia Arts Center, Washington [11 January]

Film & Discussion: Chocolate City (2007; 46 mins)

17:00 - 18:30

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Anacostia Arts Center
1231 Good Hope Road Southeast, Washington, District of Columbia 20020
Ellie Walton (pictured) and Sam Wild's influential 2007 documentary, Chocolate City, examines how people living in the Arthur Capper housing project in southeast Washington, DC were forced from their homes as part of a massive nation-wide redevelopment program. The film focuses on the experiences of a particular group of women from the housing project who formed productive alliances outside the political process to cope with their circumstances. The film is a portrait of true civic engagement and a celebration of community resistance. A post-film Q&A will be led by one of the film's principals, Debra Frazier.

Note: This film contains graphic language and is recommended for mature audiences.

Watch the film trailer:

Related to ACM's upcoming exhibition A Right to the City (opening at Anacostia Community Museum on April 21, 2018)
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