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Local Doc Heroes

  • 1:40:45 mins

This showcase features documentary shorts of local subjects and local filmmakers.

In this program

Outside Line

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.

Station 8: A Trip Down Memory Lane

Directed by Kiyoka Rhodes

A story about Hartman Reed–a Former Captain and only surviving first African American Fire Station Commander in Arlington…

The AD-X2 Controversy

Directed by José Ricardo García

In the 1950s, amid a booming economy and rapid scientific progress, a charismatic salesman sought to make his…

Shifting Tides

Directed by James Mertz

For hundreds of years communities surrounding the Chesapeake Bay Watershed have built their lives around the concept of…

Finding Us

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…

MSG: Mysterious Savory Grains

Directed by Kyle Finnegan

To share his culture through food, Chef Tim Ma must defy monosodium glutamate’s unsavory reputation.

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