“Our City Film Festival” evokes power of place in the nation’s capital

ourcityfilm-773127.jpgMany people think of Washington, D.C. as little more than monuments, museums, politicos and government agencies. Our D.C.-based MWW team regularly strives to quash such misconceptions by exposing the rich cultural geography of our home town. We also champion initiatives like the Our City Film Festival.

Our City, presented by Yachad Inc., a nonprofit affordable housing and community development organization, explores local Washington through films that tell some of the area’s countless and engaging stories.


Professional and amateur filmmakers are encouraged to submit shorts,
feature length, documentaries, narratives, animation, and experimental
pieces by December 20, 2009. For more details, check out the official
press release/call for submissions here:
OurCityDC_PressRelease.pdf

So, after entering your creative works in the Geography Awareness Week
Blog-a-Thon ;-) consider articulating your geographic perspectives
through film. And, if you’re based outside of the D.C. area, seek out
local film festivals in your own neck of the woods!

Sarah Jane for My Wonderful World

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