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

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

Southeast 67

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Dreamers program circa 1991 Used with permission for documentary on the kids. These scans are solely for that purpose

Preceded by the short film Amazing Journey (13 min.)

This documentary combines raw, never-before-seen footage and photographs with present-day interviews with African-American students from Washington, D.C., who were heavily affected by the crack epidemic. Promised college scholarships in 1988 at age 12, these students struggled to survive in their impoverished D.C. neighborhood. Spanning two decades, their story reveals the complex challenges facing youth in underserved communities. Southeast 67 focuses on the students as they strive to reconcile the dream of college with the competing reality of daily life in a community rife with violence, poverty, and addiction. Discussion with filmmaker Betsy Cox and Phyllis Koch-Sheras


Saturday, November 7


6:00 PM


Downtown Mall : Vinegar Hill Theatre

Film Info

Director: Betsy Cox

Runtime: 72 min.

Genre: Documentaries

Year: 2015

Country: USA