AFF 2019--Charles Beatley Library Program

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Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library

5005 Duke Street

Alexandria, VA 22304

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A whole day of wonderful free programming at Beatley Library including films from NOVA film students.

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Shad Run

Filmmaker: Ben Dorger 25 minutes USA Documentary

"Noticing a problem and finding the power to do something about it are two different things. “Shad Run” is the story of place, possibility and determination–a beautifully-crafted film about individuals who overcome countless obstacles to restore the American Shad to the Potomac River.

Q&A with Becky Harlan, producer and Todd Grabowsky, aerial photography

Barbarian Utopia: Encounters on the Appalachian Trail

Filmmaker: Thaddeus Lamar 94 minutes USA Documentary

A recent college graduate embarks on the journey of his young life--hiking all 2,185 miles of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. He learns that the value of his journey is better measured--not in miles traveled--but in his own personal growth and self-discovery.

Q&A with filmmaker Thaddeus Lamar

To Seek Justice: The Power of the Prosecutor

Filmmaker: Daniel Richards 20 minutes USA Documentary

"When reports emerge of prosecutors' abusing their power, it can shake public confidence in the entire judicial system. In “To Seek Justice,” you will serve as witness, judge, and jury in a compelling case that reveals that a prosecutor's work is not only to get convictions but also to serve justice.

Q&A with Matt Wood

Gabriel's Revolt

Filmmaker: Sah Aru Sanu-t 41 minutes USA Dramatization

A massive African-led rebellion against slavery in 1800s Richmond, Virginia, leads to laws that change the lives of free blacks for years to come.

Q&A with Nicholas Gaffrey and Dr. Jimmie McClellan

Love You

Filmmaker: Zalina Zangieva 10 minutes USA Drama

A world-wide contamination forces five people to isolate themselves. Young lovers face the worst possible dilemma...

Q&A with Zalina Truitt


Filmmaker: Taia Morgan 3 minutes USA Experimental

Do you believe in love at first sight?

Q&A with Tais Morgan

The Unimaginable

Filmmaker: Maya El-Hage 14 minutes USA Drama

Two mothers who went through the unimaginable seek forgiveness and comfort in one another.

Q&A with Maya El-Hage

Dead, White & Blue

Filmmaker: Sean Gordy 2 minutes USA Experimental

Is the image of freedom portrayed by the United States in conflict with the true surveillance state we are subjected to daily?

Mi Tierra

Filmmaker: Sandra Carmargo 11 minutes USA Drama

Miguel, a stubborn and desperate Salvadoran father of two, barricades his family inside their home to avoid deportation.

Q&A with filmmaker, Sandra Carmargo

Siempre Esperanza

Filmmakers: Christian Arvizu & Benjamin Stancik 25 minutes USA Drama

Esperanza and her family flee Mexico for safe haven in America, only to experience the true meaning of living as undocumented immigrants in the "Land of the Free."

Q&A with filmmakers Christian Arvizu & Benjamin Stancik

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Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library

5005 Duke Street

Alexandria, VA 22304

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