HCWDC Board Member Aaron Jenkins Reflects on the Film Premiere
The following is an excerpt of comments from Aaron Jenkins describing his experience with the piece, "MLK Streets" project:
"I wish you were all in the room when the film was screened at the Anacostia Library the day after the ice storm last week. Even with inclimate weather, it was a full house. The project provided young people with cameras and after taking workshops they traveled to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. named streets across the country gathering personal stories of what the street means in each city to residents. It was a great reminder of why we are all committed to this work of making the humanities, or human ties, available to as many people as possible. The screening was a "rough cut" version but it did everything we set out to do in our work - it brought community members together and provided a vehicle to discuss important issues. I cannot wait to see the final screening on April 4th, 2011. This is a powerful day as it's the anniversary of Dr. King's assassination."
One Common Unity is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization striving to create and nurture sustainable communities through the arts, education, and media. The premiere of the MLK Streets Project Documentary, funded in part through a 2008 Major Grant from the Humanities Council of Washington, DC, received press attention from: CNN, BBC America, and the Washington Post.
Congratulations to OCU and all of the project participants!