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Carousel of Memories
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2005 27 minutes

For generations of Washingtonians, a ride on Glen Echo Park’s Dentzel carousel is a treasured memory. Their recollections evoke the carousel’s many roles over time:  from an amusement park ride, to a symbol for the civil rights movement, to an endangered work of art.

Charming and nicely lensed…A rewarding slice of Americana, this is recommended.”
-Jane Reed, Video Librarian

As well as being rich in historical information and meaningful interviews, there is never a moment wasted on screen…'Carousel of Memories' is a must own for anyone who has ever had the pleasure of visiting Glen Echo Park, as well as any and all carousel enthusiasts.”
-Roland Hopkins, The Carousel News and Trader

“This lovingly prepared documentary reflects on the social, political, and personal events surrounding the popularity, decline, and rejuvenation of this hallmark of Americana.”
- Dwain Thomas, School Library Journal

“’Carousel of Memories’ is an enjoyable and informative program that explores the enduring hold these rides have on our imaginations.”
- Chad Randl, CRM: The Journal of Heritage Stewardship

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PBS Broadcasts:  WMPT (Maryland Public Television), WHUT (Howard University Television)

Screenings:  Glen Echo Park Visitor Center on Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m.; Our City Film Festival, 2009; Maryland Film Festival, 2007; D.C. Independent Film Festival, 2007; Fifth Annual Takoma Park Film Festival, 2006.

Award:  2007 Montgomery County Award for Historic Preservation as an outstanding educational history project by Montgomery Preservation, Inc.

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Kite Flight
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2004 3 minutes

At the Smithsonian Kite Festival, colorful creations fill the Washington, D.C. sky to the music of guitarist Al Petteway.

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2003 3 minutes

The seasonal transformation of the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden fountain into an ice skating rink is accompanied by the music of Washington, D.C.–based performers Linn Barnes and Allison Hampton.

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Montgomery Mosaic MONTGOMERY MOSAIC*

1999-2001 30-minute series

A performance by a Balinese music ensemble, a visit to an Italian deli and an inside look at an international student newspaper are just some of the features in this 13-part magazine series celebrating Montgomery County, Maryland’s rich cultural diversity.

Honorable Mention:  Alliance for Community Media Hometown Video Festival, 2002.

Finalist:  Alliance for Community Media Hometown Video Festival, 2001.

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1999 20 minutes

Members of a juggling club, a marathoner who juggles while he runs, and two professional performers celebrate the beauty and joy of this ancient art, described by one juggler as “a sculpture that exists as long as you keep your hands moving.”

“This could be my favorite juggling video of all time…
I wish every closet juggler in the world could see it.”

- Eric Bagai, Juggle Magazine

“I showed your film to all of my classes. They’re a tough audience - inner-city school students not inclined to sit still and pay attention to anything…but they were fascinated and watched the whole film. When a filmmaker can get the attention of these kids, keep it for 20 minutes and motivate them to do something, you know they’ve made a great film!”
-Elise Power, Teacher, Langley High School, Pittsburgh, PA

Finalist: Alliance for Community Media Hometown Video Festival, 2000.

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ArtsJam! Gallery ArtsJAM! GALLERY*

1997 10 minutes

In a unique program sponsored by Washington Very Special Arts, young people with disabilities create art pieces for exhibit and sale and learn vocational skills to help them lead productive lives.

The Woodcuts of Naul Ojeda THE WOODCUTS OF NAUL OJEDA*

1995 9 minutes

Uruguayan artist Naúl Ojeda discusses his evolution as a printmaker and demonstrates the creation of his striking woodcuts. In Spanish with English subtitles.

Screenings: The Washington Printmakers Gallery, 2004; The Inter-American Development Bank Staff Association Gallery, Washington, D.C., 1995.

The Murals of Jorge Somarriba THE MURALS OF JORGE SOMARRIBA*

1989 6 minutes

Nicaraguan artist Jorge Somarriba describes the creation of the colorful outdoor murals he has painted in Washington, D.C. In Spanish with English subtitles.

Finalist: Alliance for Community Media Hometown Video Festival, 1990.

Screenings: Maryland Area Media Artists Traveling Film and Video Program, 1992.

*Produced as Montgomery Community Television staff member.


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