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2022 FESTIVAL INFO

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2022 Heritage Film Festival
November 17, 2022
to
December 14, 2022

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WEEK ONE

November 17, 2022 through November 23, 2022

85 Mins Total

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

  • Twisted - EMTS/France
    TWISTED EMTS/France 5 mins A team sent by the government is here to protect humanity from tornadoes. Bruce, Walter and Barrett are part of the Anti Tornado Squad and are ready to deal with that one-of-a-kind mission.
  • Visiting the House I Grew Up In. - Chris H. Lynn/United States
    Visiting the House I Grew Up In. Chris H. Lynn 6 mins Chris H. Lynn's experimental techniques interpret Una Lee's and Liska Pleines sound poem.on memories.
  • Idedibye - Sajjad Shahhatami/Iran
    Identibye Sajjad Shahhatami/Iran 15 mins. The protagonist of the story faces a dilemma of choosing between sense and sensibility regarding one’s innermost feelings. He has been judged from the very beginning by the ones closest to him. The fear of these never-ending judgments fills him with doubt and he has to work against the clock to achieve his goal as he knows that one’s true identity is what matters most to them.
  • Hurricane 6 - Fiona O’Brien/United States
    Hurricane 6 Fiona O’Brien 16 mins. Hurricane 6 tells the story of the famed Storm of 1933 that created Ocean City's inlet in an interesting way; through contemporary dance. By using eco-feminist concepts, SIEDC creates research-based works that center around the connection between time, place, natural landscapes, and women's experiences. They centered their next film right in the town of Ocean City. Hurricane 6 incorporates true stories that encapsulate how this historical event impacted the economy and society of Ocean City today, commenting on the diverse landscapes between Assategaue and Ocean City, all while highlighting the importance of women entrepreneurs and generational traditions.
  • Black X - Malachi Elijah Robinson / United States
    Black X Malachi Elijah Robinson 16 mins. BLACK X is a genre-bending short film with nightmarish visuals and electrifying choreography. From a black man’s perspective, the film explores depression, spirituality, and self-discovery through an experimental lens.
  • 4UR Protection - Caylee Sacks/United States
    4UR Protection Caylee Sacks 7 mins. 4Ur Protection is a short film following a college student through a normal day at school when she is suddenly forced to deal with an active shooter situation. The architectural thesis concept behind the film focuses on diminishing a wearer’s sense of fear in public spaces through a capsule collection of bullet-resistant and 3D-printed protective performance-wear.

WEEK TWO

November 24, 2022 through November 30, 2022

61 Mins Total (+interviews)

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

  • Twisted - EMTS/France
    TWISTED EMTS/France 5 mins A team sent by the government is here to protect humanity from tornadoes. Bruce, Walter and Barrett are part of the Anti Tornado Squad and are ready to deal with that one-of-a-kind mission.
  • Visiting the House I Grew Up In. - Chris H. Lynn/United States
    Visiting the House I Grew Up In. Chris H. Lynn 6 mins Chris H. Lynn's experimental techniques interpret Una Lee's and Liska Pleines sound poem.on memories.
  • Idedibye - Sajjad Shahhatami/Iran
    Identibye Sajjad Shahhatami/Iran 15 mins. The protagonist of the story faces a dilemma of choosing between sense and sensibility regarding one’s innermost feelings. He has been judged from the very beginning by the ones closest to him. The fear of these never-ending judgments fills him with doubt and he has to work against the clock to achieve his goal as he knows that one’s true identity is what matters most to them.
  • Hurricane 6 - Fiona O’Brien/United States
    Hurricane 6 Fiona O’Brien 16 mins. Hurricane 6 tells the story of the famed Storm of 1933 that created Ocean City's inlet in an interesting way; through contemporary dance. By using eco-feminist concepts, SIEDC creates research-based works that center around the connection between time, place, natural landscapes, and women's experiences. They centered their next film right in the town of Ocean City. Hurricane 6 incorporates true stories that encapsulate how this historical event impacted the economy and society of Ocean City today, commenting on the diverse landscapes between Assategaue and Ocean City, all while highlighting the importance of women entrepreneurs and generational traditions.
  • Black X - Malachi Elijah Robinson / United States
    Black X Malachi Elijah Robinson 16 mins. BLACK X is a genre-bending short film with nightmarish visuals and electrifying choreography. From a black man’s perspective, the film explores depression, spirituality, and self-discovery through an experimental lens.
  • 4UR Protection - Caylee Sacks/United States
    4UR Protection Caylee Sacks 7 mins. 4Ur Protection is a short film following a college student through a normal day at school when she is suddenly forced to deal with an active shooter situation. The architectural thesis concept behind the film focuses on diminishing a wearer’s sense of fear in public spaces through a capsule collection of bullet-resistant and 3D-printed protective performance-wear.

WEEK THREE

December 1, 2022 through December 7, 2022

76 Mins Total (+interviews)

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

  • Twisted - EMTS/France
    TWISTED EMTS/France 5 mins A team sent by the government is here to protect humanity from tornadoes. Bruce, Walter and Barrett are part of the Anti Tornado Squad and are ready to deal with that one-of-a-kind mission.
  • Visiting the House I Grew Up In. - Chris H. Lynn/United States
    Visiting the House I Grew Up In. Chris H. Lynn 6 mins Chris H. Lynn's experimental techniques interpret Una Lee's and Liska Pleines sound poem.on memories.
  • Idedibye - Sajjad Shahhatami/Iran
    Identibye Sajjad Shahhatami/Iran 15 mins. The protagonist of the story faces a dilemma of choosing between sense and sensibility regarding one’s innermost feelings. He has been judged from the very beginning by the ones closest to him. The fear of these never-ending judgments fills him with doubt and he has to work against the clock to achieve his goal as he knows that one’s true identity is what matters most to them.
  • Hurricane 6 - Fiona O’Brien/United States
    Hurricane 6 Fiona O’Brien 16 mins. Hurricane 6 tells the story of the famed Storm of 1933 that created Ocean City's inlet in an interesting way; through contemporary dance. By using eco-feminist concepts, SIEDC creates research-based works that center around the connection between time, place, natural landscapes, and women's experiences. They centered their next film right in the town of Ocean City. Hurricane 6 incorporates true stories that encapsulate how this historical event impacted the economy and society of Ocean City today, commenting on the diverse landscapes between Assategaue and Ocean City, all while highlighting the importance of women entrepreneurs and generational traditions.
  • Black X - Malachi Elijah Robinson / United States
    Black X Malachi Elijah Robinson 16 mins. BLACK X is a genre-bending short film with nightmarish visuals and electrifying choreography. From a black man’s perspective, the film explores depression, spirituality, and self-discovery through an experimental lens.
  • 4UR Protection - Caylee Sacks/United States
    4UR Protection Caylee Sacks 7 mins. 4Ur Protection is a short film following a college student through a normal day at school when she is suddenly forced to deal with an active shooter situation. The architectural thesis concept behind the film focuses on diminishing a wearer’s sense of fear in public spaces through a capsule collection of bullet-resistant and 3D-printed protective performance-wear.

WEEK FOUR

December 8, 2022 through December 14, 2022

69 Mins Total (+interviews)

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

  • Twisted - EMTS/France
    TWISTED EMTS/France 5 mins A team sent by the government is here to protect humanity from tornadoes. Bruce, Walter and Barrett are part of the Anti Tornado Squad and are ready to deal with that one-of-a-kind mission.
  • Visiting the House I Grew Up In. - Chris H. Lynn/United States
    Visiting the House I Grew Up In. Chris H. Lynn 6 mins Chris H. Lynn's experimental techniques interpret Una Lee's and Liska Pleines sound poem.on memories.
  • Idedibye - Sajjad Shahhatami/Iran
    Identibye Sajjad Shahhatami/Iran 15 mins. The protagonist of the story faces a dilemma of choosing between sense and sensibility regarding one’s innermost feelings. He has been judged from the very beginning by the ones closest to him. The fear of these never-ending judgments fills him with doubt and he has to work against the clock to achieve his goal as he knows that one’s true identity is what matters most to them.
  • Hurricane 6 - Fiona O’Brien/United States
    Hurricane 6 Fiona O’Brien 16 mins. Hurricane 6 tells the story of the famed Storm of 1933 that created Ocean City's inlet in an interesting way; through contemporary dance. By using eco-feminist concepts, SIEDC creates research-based works that center around the connection between time, place, natural landscapes, and women's experiences. They centered their next film right in the town of Ocean City. Hurricane 6 incorporates true stories that encapsulate how this historical event impacted the economy and society of Ocean City today, commenting on the diverse landscapes between Assategaue and Ocean City, all while highlighting the importance of women entrepreneurs and generational traditions.
  • Black X - Malachi Elijah Robinson / United States
    Black X Malachi Elijah Robinson 16 mins. BLACK X is a genre-bending short film with nightmarish visuals and electrifying choreography. From a black man’s perspective, the film explores depression, spirituality, and self-discovery through an experimental lens.
  • 4UR Protection - Caylee Sacks/United States
    4UR Protection Caylee Sacks 7 mins. 4Ur Protection is a short film following a college student through a normal day at school when she is suddenly forced to deal with an active shooter situation. The architectural thesis concept behind the film focuses on diminishing a wearer’s sense of fear in public spaces through a capsule collection of bullet-resistant and 3D-printed protective performance-wear.

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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