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2022 HERITAGE FILM FESTIVAL

 
 
 

WEEK ONE

November 17 - November 23, 2022

85 Mins Total

Louise Fleming interviews Fiona O’Brien, Director of "Hurricane 6" immediately after the Week One film program.

 
  • The Singing Shadows - ESMA/France
    The Singing Shadows ESMA/France 9 mins. Wachiwi and her little brother Peopeo live alone inside a fenced garden. While Peopeo dreams of novelty, Wachiwi sets the limits that should protect them from danger.
  • He’s Late - Sherry Brown/United States
    He’s Late Sherry Brown/United States 8 mins. This engaging film reminds us to think twice about why someone is late.
  • Dehbaraftab Village - Ziba Arzhang/Iran
    Dehbaraftab Village Ziba Arzhang/Iran 8 mins. Using animation, the Director invites us to see the inner workings of his village.
  • Persistence - Christian Smooth/United States
    Persistence Christian Smooth/United States 8 mins. After a night of celebration Alan drunkenly tells his wife Michelle the dark origin behind their love.
  • Bourdonnement - ESMA/France
    Bourdonnement ESMA/France 7 mins. Luís, a married sculptor, can't help but spy on the girl next door after he uncovers a hole in their shared wall.
  • Dark Waters: Recall - Kadesh DuBose/United States
    Dark Waters: Recall Kadesh DuBose 9 mins. A man wakes up in an unfamiliar house with no recollection of how he got there, plagued by flashbacks of a woman he doesn’t recognize. In an attempt to leave, he encounters the other occupants, including a strange young femme who seems to have the place entirely under their control.
  • Aloha Soul Food - Lani Cupchoy/United States
    Aloha Soul Food Lani Cupchoy 12 mins. Merging personal memoir & photojournalism, this film nostalgically explores decolonial foodways through the family life stories of six Pacific Island women.

WEEK TWO

November 24 - November 30, 2022

61 Mins Total 

including interviews

Barrington Salmon interviews Sherry Brown, Director of "He’s Late" immediately after the Week Two film program.

 
  • The Singing Shadows - ESMA/France
    The Singing Shadows ESMA/France 9 mins. Wachiwi and her little brother Peopeo live alone inside a fenced garden. While Peopeo dreams of novelty, Wachiwi sets the limits that should protect them from danger.
  • He’s Late - Sherry Brown/United States
    He’s Late Sherry Brown/United States 8 mins. This engaging film reminds us to think twice about why someone is late.
  • Dehbaraftab Village - Ziba Arzhang/Iran
    Dehbaraftab Village Ziba Arzhang/Iran 8 mins. Using animation, the Director invites us to see the inner workings of his village.
  • Persistence - Christian Smooth/United States
    Persistence Christian Smooth/United States 8 mins. After a night of celebration Alan drunkenly tells his wife Michelle the dark origin behind their love.
  • Bourdonnement - ESMA/France
    Bourdonnement ESMA/France 7 mins. Luís, a married sculptor, can't help but spy on the girl next door after he uncovers a hole in their shared wall.
  • Dark Waters: Recall - Kadesh DuBose/United States
    Dark Waters: Recall Kadesh DuBose 9 mins. A man wakes up in an unfamiliar house with no recollection of how he got there, plagued by flashbacks of a woman he doesn’t recognize. In an attempt to leave, he encounters the other occupants, including a strange young femme who seems to have the place entirely under their control.
  • Aloha Soul Food - Lani Cupchoy/United States
    Aloha Soul Food Lani Cupchoy 12 mins. Merging personal memoir & photojournalism, this film nostalgically explores decolonial foodways through the family life stories of six Pacific Island women.

WEEK THREE

December 1 - December 7, 2022

76 Mins Total 

including interviews

Willie Padin interviews Michelle Dionne Wardlaw, the Director of Bellator: A Southeast DC Story, immediately after the film program.

 
 
 
  • The Singing Shadows - ESMA/France
    The Singing Shadows ESMA/France 9 mins. Wachiwi and her little brother Peopeo live alone inside a fenced garden. While Peopeo dreams of novelty, Wachiwi sets the limits that should protect them from danger.
  • He’s Late - Sherry Brown/United States
    He’s Late Sherry Brown/United States 8 mins. This engaging film reminds us to think twice about why someone is late.
  • Dehbaraftab Village - Ziba Arzhang/Iran
    Dehbaraftab Village Ziba Arzhang/Iran 8 mins. Using animation, the Director invites us to see the inner workings of his village.
  • Persistence - Christian Smooth/United States
    Persistence Christian Smooth/United States 8 mins. After a night of celebration Alan drunkenly tells his wife Michelle the dark origin behind their love.
  • Bourdonnement - ESMA/France
    Bourdonnement ESMA/France 7 mins. Luís, a married sculptor, can't help but spy on the girl next door after he uncovers a hole in their shared wall.
  • Dark Waters: Recall - Kadesh DuBose/United States
    Dark Waters: Recall Kadesh DuBose 9 mins. A man wakes up in an unfamiliar house with no recollection of how he got there, plagued by flashbacks of a woman he doesn’t recognize. In an attempt to leave, he encounters the other occupants, including a strange young femme who seems to have the place entirely under their control.
  • Aloha Soul Food - Lani Cupchoy/United States
    Aloha Soul Food Lani Cupchoy 12 mins. Merging personal memoir & photojournalism, this film nostalgically explores decolonial foodways through the family life stories of six Pacific Island women.

WEEK FOUR

December 8 - December 14, 2022

69 Mins Total 

including interviews

Cheng-Sim Lim interviews Director Chris H. Lynn immediately after the screenings

 
 
  • The Singing Shadows - ESMA/France
    The Singing Shadows ESMA/France 9 mins. Wachiwi and her little brother Peopeo live alone inside a fenced garden. While Peopeo dreams of novelty, Wachiwi sets the limits that should protect them from danger.
  • He’s Late - Sherry Brown/United States
    He’s Late Sherry Brown/United States 8 mins. This engaging film reminds us to think twice about why someone is late.
  • Dehbaraftab Village - Ziba Arzhang/Iran
    Dehbaraftab Village Ziba Arzhang/Iran 8 mins. Using animation, the Director invites us to see the inner workings of his village.
  • Persistence - Christian Smooth/United States
    Persistence Christian Smooth/United States 8 mins. After a night of celebration Alan drunkenly tells his wife Michelle the dark origin behind their love.
  • Bourdonnement - ESMA/France
    Bourdonnement ESMA/France 7 mins. Luís, a married sculptor, can't help but spy on the girl next door after he uncovers a hole in their shared wall.
  • Dark Waters: Recall - Kadesh DuBose/United States
    Dark Waters: Recall Kadesh DuBose 9 mins. A man wakes up in an unfamiliar house with no recollection of how he got there, plagued by flashbacks of a woman he doesn’t recognize. In an attempt to leave, he encounters the other occupants, including a strange young femme who seems to have the place entirely under their control.
  • Aloha Soul Food - Lani Cupchoy/United States
    Aloha Soul Food Lani Cupchoy 12 mins. Merging personal memoir & photojournalism, this film nostalgically explores decolonial foodways through the family life stories of six Pacific Island women.

DEDICATION

The 2022 Heritage Film Festival was dedicated to two of our dear friends:

Ruth Corvette Cooper and Amy Halpern - truly remarkable people who left us too soon. 

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Ruth Corvette Cooper
(December 25, 1945 - May 9, 2022)

 

Ruth was a microbiologist at the Veterans Administration for over three decades. She studied Law after she retired. She was a progressive activist who marched against segregation and shared her love of Aboriginal art and the poetry of Langston Hughes with her little sister. 

Amy Halpern
(April 2, 1953 - August 15,2022)

 

Amy studied at UCLA and was invited to lecture and screen her work across the US and abroad - including presentations at DC's National Gallery of Art and the International Peripheral Film Festiv a; in A Coruna, Spain. Amy knew and worked with many well-known filmmakers, including renowned filmmaker Chick Strand.

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We will never forget Ruth and Amy's joyful spirits, generous natures, their extensive knowledge, and love of all people. Gone too, too soon...

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