Local Doc Heroes
- 1:40:45 mins
This showcase features documentary shorts of local subjects and local filmmakers.
In this program
Directed by Jack Gordon
As one of the only Black drivers and having no connections in the sport, Rajah Caruth is a relative outsider in NASCAR. Nevertheless, he has forged an unlikely path from virtual racing to the sport’s penultimate series, building stardom on the way.
Directed by Kiyoka Rhodes
A story about Hartman Reed–a Former Captain and only surviving first African American Fire Station Commander in Arlington…
Directed by José Ricardo García
In the 1950s, amid a booming economy and rapid scientific progress, a charismatic salesman sought to make his…
Directed by James Mertz
For hundreds of years communities surrounding the Chesapeake Bay Watershed have built their lives around the concept of…
Directed by Kathryn Carlson
Georgetown University sold hundreds of enslaved people to stave off bankruptcy, scattering them across the South, never to…
Directed by Azza Cohen
A short documentary that takes a dip into a grandmother’s journey as she checks ‘learning to swim’ off…
Directed by Kyle Finnegan
To share his culture through food, Chef Tim Ma must defy monosodium glutamate’s unsavory reputation.