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Hard Earned   Press   

Hard Earned episode screens at Busboys and Poets Takoma

On Tuesday, July 14, Busboys and Poets will host a screening of an episode of Hard Earned as part of its Bread & Roses labor series.
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Youth Documentary Program   Press   

Bringing more youth voices to doc: The 2015 Youth Documentary Program

The Youth Doc Program 2015 marked another successful session of our Youth Documentary Program in partnership with the Sitar Arts Center. Meridian Hill Pictures’ 15-week long flagship program — established in 2010 — provides a unique opportunity for youth from all walks of life in Washington DC to produce their own social-issue documentary from their own perspective.
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Press   

Five MHP films featured in 2015 Our City Film Festival

Five of Meridian Hill Pictures indepedent films — The Scholar & The Sailor, Porchfest, Life as a Collage, Community Harvest, Voices from Within — will screen at this year's Our City Festival.
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Hard Earned   Essays   

Our Interview with Hard Earned Co-Director Katy Chevigny

This week we had the opportunity to speak with MHP mentor and collaborator, renowned director Katy Chevigny (E-Team, Election Day) about her experience as a co-director on the highly anticipated documentary series Hard Earned.
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Essays   

An Interview with Fly By Light producer, Hawah Kasat

This week we got to speak with Fly by Light producer (and Josephine Butler Parks Center neighbor) Hawah Kasat, about the film, why it’s significant, and reasons to attend its world premiere this Friday, May 1 at the National Geographic Society.
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Essays   

Reflections from Full Frame

Last week we had the great pleasure of attending the remarkable Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham, North Carolina. It was Lance and Lindsay’s first time at Full Frame, the second time for Brandon, and the fifth(!) for MHP advisory board member Angelica Das. Now that we’re back home in DC, we’ve had a little time to reflect on just how much Full Frame represented the ideal blend of all the best things you could ask from a film festival — incredible films, a beautiful town with all programs within walking distance, delicious barbecue, and most importantly — an unforgettable sense of community.
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City of Trees   

It's Here - the City of Trees Trailer

Today we're excited to announce the release of our new City of Trees teaser trailer! Hope you enjoy!
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City of Trees   Essays   

Kartemquin Films: Inspiring New Generations of Filmmakers for over 48 years

In the next installment in our partner spotlight series, we talk with City of Trees director Brandon Kramer about the invaluable collaboration and mentorship Kartemquin Films has provided to Meridian Hill Pictures.
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City of Trees   Essays   

Supporting environmental education through art: A conversation with the Bancroft Foundation

By Eden Stiffman and Alison Buki on 01/07/2015 In the wake of our overwhelmingly successful Kickstarter campaign where 503 people made contributions to help finish City of Trees, Meridian Hill Pictures’ first feature-length documentary, we’d like to take a moment to highlight some of the early supporters and collaborators who have made the film possible from the outset. The first in our series of partner spotlights is the Bancroft Foundation.
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City of Trees   

City of Trees raises over $58k on Kickstarter

On the night before New Year’s Eve, dozens of City of Trees Kickstarter backers gathered around our studio’s computer screens as the final minutes of our campaign came to a close.
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