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'Doing it for Me' Selected for Three Film Festivals

Meridian Hill Pictures is pleased to announce that Doing it for Me, a short documentary produced in partnership with the Sitar Arts Center, has been named as a selection for three local film festivals: Bethesda Film Fest, Annapolis Film Festival, and West Chester Film Festival. These events will mark the first festival screenings of Doing it for Me, which premiered in September 2013 at the Sitar Arts Center.
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Press   Voices from Within   

Voices From Within premieres locally

Our new documentary, VOICES FROM WITHIN, will premiere with two local screenings and filmmaker-led panel discussions in Washington, D.C. The film explores the complicated process of recovery and redemption through the experiences of four individuals in care at Saint Elizabeths psychiatric hospital.
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MHP speaks on several panels this fall

With the leaves changing color, some summer heat still lingering and DC youth returning to the classroom, Meridian Hill Pictures has also caught the back-to-school fever by participating in a number of local community events to kick-off the fall season.
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Youth Documentary Program   Press   

MHP-Sitar Students attend White House

Five students from Sitar’s Documentary Film program were among the handful of students invited to attend First Lady Michelle Obama’s first-ever White House Careers in Film Symposium on Nov. 8.
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Youth Documentary Program   

'Doing it for Me' premieres at Sitar Arts Center

Sitar Arts Center and Meridian Hill Pictures are thrilled to host the premiere of the new youth-produced documentary Doing it for Me, to be held at 7pm on Tuesday, September 17, at Sitar Arts Center, 1700 Kalorama Road NW, Suite 101, Washington, DC 20009.
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Trainings   

524 Project

My Art Is So Loud: The 524 Project connects a classroom of DC students with a classroom at Detroit’s Western High School using 21st century technology as students participate in a series of in-depth artistic workshops based on a curriculum developed jointly by Young Playwrights’ Theater (YPT) and Inside-Out.
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Studio News   Press   

Ellie awarded Fulbright to make film in India

MHP is pleased to share the news that our staff filmmaker and educator Ellie Walton was recently named a U.S. Department of State Fulbright Scholar. In August, Ellie will depart for rural India for nine months to complete a new participatory film project — Never Too Late — following a group of adolescent girls on their journey through Open Schools, a new initiative by the Indian NGO Pratham.  
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Press   Voices from Within   

Voices From Within receives city arts grants

Meridian Hill Pictures is pleased to announce two recent grant awards from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities and the Humanities Council of Washington DC, to support our new participatory documentary film, Voices from Within.
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Trainings   

'Building Community' at Inspired Teaching School

Students at Inspired Teaching Public Charter School create the short participatory film 'Building Community' during a week-long media arts residency facilitated by Meridian Hill Pictures during the school's Spring 2013 intersession. 
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Youth Documentary Program   Press   

MHP youth program receives NEA support

MHP is excited to announce the launch of our 2013 Youth Documentary Program in partnership with Sitar Arts Center, funded in part through a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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