Kyle Pienaar, Director
A history and analysis of the ongoing gentrification of DC’s diverse U Street neighborhood. The documentary pays particular attention to the Ethiopian community's role in the neighborhood as well as the historic restaurant, Ben's Chilii Bowl.
A Short History of Sweet Potato Pie and How It Became a Flying Saucer
Nina Seavey, Director
At the age of 82, Pearl Mallory, has lived nearly her entire life in working in the kitchens of senior citizen homes, but Pearl's cuisine is not the traditional beige and grey offerings normally found in institutional walls. Her specialty -- Sweet Potato Pie-- inspires the most extraordinary and unexpected effect on the normally sober and otherwise staid residents of DC’s St. Mary's Home.
Muralismo DC/DC Muralism
Alberto Roblest, Director
An exploration of DC’s rich Latino mural making tradition and its contrast in our changing neighborhoods, told through interviews with the artists and community.
Yi Chen, Director
The last native residents remaining in the now gentrified Chinatown neighborhood struggle to find affordable housing, authentic Chinese grocery stores, and a sense of community.
Q&A with All Filmmakers and Subjects
Closing Celebration with complimentary dessert and coffee catered by La Mano (of Takoma Park) in the lobby.