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An independent documentary is a lot like a Red line train. Time and again, you must expect delays.

After many challenges and much ado, we’re FINALLY approaching our stop! This fall, The Red Line D.C. Project will release the long-awaited, much-anticipated documentary “See / Line,”  a two-part series on metro graffiti.

We’ve taken in feedback and tightened our story, combining part one “See Something, Say Something,” with the never-before-seen “Crossing the Line.” And like any good two-for-one special, both parts work together to explore the Red line’s significance and the relationship between access and aesthetics in the District.

Check back for event details, teaser footage and post-production updates. We’ll be using the summer to workshop the project and spark community engagement.

If you’re interested in getting involved with Red Line D.C. or hosting a screening, we’re looking for a few good editors and organizations to contribute their time, space and/or skills. Contact citylovedc@gmail.com or @_RedLineDC_ for more information.

 

 

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Red Eye: Everyday We See Something New

Look what’s happening on the MBT: None other than Cita “CheLove” Sadeli at work on a new mural! The artist behind “Everyday I See Something New,” the “#ShowOff” mural, and many other awesome works of city art, is now leaving her mark with the #Crossroadsmural. She, and two other artists — Coby Kennedy and Maxx Moses — have taken over the massive backside of the Verizon building, between the Rhode Island Ave. and NoMa – Gallaudet U (formerly, New York Ave.) metro stations.

We stopped by the mural site earlier this week to capture the work in progress. And what we saw was just the kick in the pants needed to get back on our docu game. Stay tuned for tales on reviving The Red Line D.C. Project.

Until then, check out these photos of Cita and her crew in-action. Or, better yet, stop by the spot and see it for yourself …

 

 

 

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A Post-Post Post on Post-Production

OK … so maybe I overdid it. But the P-word has certainly warranted some dedicated attention. First, there’s the Washington Post article about Red Line D.C., which appeared this past Sunday in the Metro section. That same day, we were also featured in the Our City Film Festival, where I participated in a brief, post-screening Q&A.

The profile in the Post and experience at Our City were both timely and sweet, humbling opportunities that have reminded me of the stakes behind Red Line D.C., as well as the project’s place within the community. No journey is ever completed without patient support and guidance along the way. The same can be said of the filmmaking process.

The making of Red Line D.C. has constituted 3+ years of my life; a long and winding road that’s still not quite finished. In the process of post-production, I have learned that concrete deadlines are only mirages in the distance.  Limited funding, technical setbacks and inevitable dead-ends can turn any documentary filmmaker into a weary traveler. And that has definitely been the case for me. But all the creative help, community support and positive feedback I’ve gotten, especially as of late, has been a huge affirmation of my efforts.

So, I had to reflect, pipe up and speak to you directly with this blog post. I just can’t thank you all enough for your ongoing encouragement and interest in Red Line D.C. The sense of purpose behind the documentary has continually been renewed for me. Right now, I’m eager to push through–and past–post-production to deliver The Red Line D.C. Project DVD; a final cut of the awesome, two-part series I know you’ve been waiting for.

Stay tuned and, as always, state your piece below!

Saaret Yoseph

Director & Producer

The Red Line D.C. Project

@SaaretSays | @_RedLineDC_