37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024


Gwendolyn Harris

To many Americans, issues regarding public housing and urban poverty often remain out of sight and out of mind. Further, the imagery is often steadily upheld by lurid stories of violence, gangs, and drugs offered up by news coverage disconnected from the communities they claim to represent. This documentary personifies the increasingly politicized matter of public housing through the stories of former and current residents, revealing the complexities of surviving and thriving in these communities often because and despite the challenges residents have had to overcome. Introduction by VPM Executive Producer Mason Mills, and discussion with filmmaker Martin Montgomery; and subjects TJ Thompson, Von Johnson, Cotina Brake, Gwendolyn Harris, and Demonte Cosby; moderated by Lorenzo Dickerson (UVA and Maupintown Media) to follow.

Presented by VPM

Heard is part of the Spotlight on Virginia Filmmaking presented by Virginia Film Office


Wednesday, October 21


10:00 AM


Virtual Screening

Film Info

Director: Martin Montgomery

Runtime: 86 min.

Genre: Documentaries

Year: 2020

Country: United States

Language: English