Friday, July 20, 2018

Outdoor documentary movies on gentrification screening tonight at Sankofa Books, 2714 Georgia

This is neat: there's an outdoor movie series tonight at the parking lot next to Sankofa Books at Georgia and Fairmont, where District Bridges and Howard University are showing two documentaries about gentrification: Brick by Brick from the 1970s and What Happened 2 Chocolate City, currently finishing production. There's also a panel discussion before the films. Read on for more!
Bring you chairs, blankets, picnic dinner and inquiring minds to a neighborhood summer movie night on Georgia Avenue that will take place on the Howard University parking lot beside  Sankofa Video, Books and Cafe in the Pleasant Plains community.  
In partnership with Howard University, District Bridges is hosting a panel discussion with two local documentary filmmakers, whose films examine issues of gentrification in Washington, DC. Filmed in the 1970s, Brick by Brick is by Writer, Director, Producer and Howard alumna, Shirikiana Aina of Sankofa Video, Books and CafĂ©. The second film, What Happened 2 Chocolate City focuses on current dynamics and is in its final stages of production (donations to get it over the finish line are happily accepted online). Free popcorn will be provided by our partners and volunteers of Encounter Church. 
This is District Bridges'  4th Community Outdoor Movie Night this summer and we welcome volunteer assistance, so please reply to Jennifer Kuiper, Neighborhood Director, Lower Georgia Avenue Main Streets at:  or (202) 450-4409 if you are able to help with the set-up and/or clean-up!  See details below. 
6:30pm Set-up
7:30pm Gates open to the public
8:00pm Panel Discussion
8:45pm Movies start
10:30pm Clean-Up 
We are fortunate to have several popular restaurant options nearby, including right next door at Sankofa Cafe and within a block at Salt & Pepper Grill (Indian/Pakistani Cuisine), Dulcinea (Mexican Food), Sweetpea's (Classic Soul Food) and Howard China Take-Out.
LOCATION: Howard University parking lot beside Sankofa (2616 Georgia Ave NW)
DATE: Friday, July 20

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