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Library Showcase a collage of student projects


Fall 2020

Still image of a group of people talking
This is a news video about the impact of COVID-19 on the arts community in D.C.
The Village Well is a bookstore-cafe in Culver City, CA planning to open in the week of December 13. Jennifer Caspar has been dreaming of starting this business for decades, and when the chips finally fell into place, the world fell apart

Spring 2020

Bryson standing in a dojo studio
Bryson is a senior instructor teaching Shaolin Kungfu in DC. Practicing Kungfu really changed his life
Thumbnail image of Walk Tall
This short documentary exposes the layers of injustice culminating in the wrongful conviction of Edward Martinez.
Thumbnail of Guilty Until Proven Innocent
A short documentary that exposes the injustice that resulted in the wrongful conviction of Terrel Barros, who was sentenced to two consecutive life terms plus 30 years.
Thumbnail of The Story of Jermane Scott video
This short documentary tells the story of wrongfully convicted Jermane Scott and argues for his exoneration.
Thumbnail image of the "Story of Keith Washington"
This short documentary exposes the truly bizarre wrongful conviction of an African American military veteran and former police officer who received an unprecedented 45-year prison sentence for involuntary manslaughter.

Fall 2019

This is the trailer for a short film, which sheds light on the life of one woman, whose story aims to provide a first-hand experience of the vicious link between poverty and environmental degradation in Madagascar.
Downloading Statehood builds on the DC/Adapters project (, which is a digital archive of the ways that people use and play with the DC flag.

Spring 2019

Mother Lead Screenshot
This documentary tells the story of lead poisoning Calumet, of motherhood, and of the will to fight environmental racism and violence.
Bring Brookins Home
This film sheds light on one man's story of a wrongful conviction and the immense challenges facing innocent inmates seeking exoneration.
Subjects and filmmakers of "Man Behind Bars"
This documentary tells the story of a man wrongfully convicted of murder in 1991.
Two women in a beauty supply store
This documentary explores the intricacies of beauty supply stores in the DMV area.

Fall 2018

Screenshot from "American, Too"
This film explores the changing policies of the U.S. government that affect migrants from Central America.
Prison Labor Project
This video delves into the prison labor system of the U.S. to understand its a underpinnings, pervasiveness, and potential reforms.
Veterans Day 2018
This project honors the men and women who have served our country.
Screenshot from "I can't eat books"
A short video on food insecurity and how it affects the classroom.

Spring 2018

View of the District Wharf
What does the District Wharf represent to the DC community after opening in 2017?

Fall 2017

Oral historian
Follow the lives of two oral historians in this documentary film.
A student looking up at the John Carroll statue at Georgetown University
An autobiographical documentary which uses the classic trope of the "Dear John" letter to reflect on the subject's time at Georgetown.
Poetic Vibes
Last April, Harvey Fitz, 30, began hosting Poetic Vibes, a monthly open mic in Anacostia.
Brunch in D.C.
This participatory documentary explores the DC brunch scene with a group of millennials.
D.C.'s World War I Memorial
Why do we regard so many wars as "forgotten wars"? What consequences do we face when we deny these wars the cultural and academic attention they deserve?
Shavini Fernando
A documentary featuring those who struggle with Pulmonary Arterial hypertension (PAH).

Spring 2017

Ronald Thomas-Bey
Sentenced to life imprisonment plus 115 years, Ronald Thomas-Bey fought his case and won his freedom.
black and white image of a man looking out a window
Evans Ray receives clemency from President Obama after receiving a life sentence for a non-violent drug offense.
Brett Oye: Photographs from childhood
Brett Oye shares his experiences as a returning citizen after being incarcerated.
Monte Pollard, director of community outreach at the D.C. Mayor’s Office for Returning Citizen Affairs
Monte Pollard shares his story of growing up in southeast DC, his time in prison and readjusting to society.
The Good Work
Students delve into Georgetown's past involving slavery and the years of silence between the slave community and the university.
DC Central kitchen
An orientation video for DC Central Kitchen.
Moruomi Li spends one more day with her grandfather in her hometown outside of Chongqing, China.
Moruomi Li spends one more day with her grandfather in her hometown outside of Chongqing, China.
Two cats find happiness on a sunny Friday.
In which two cats find happiness.
Larry Calloway, bus driver at Georgetown University
Larry Calloway, a Bus Driver at Georgetown University, has been singing for more than 50 years.
Fortune cookies
Watch, laugh, and learn more about Fortune Cookies.

Fall 2016

Street Sense vendor
The voices of Street Sense vendors and editors tell their stories about their work to put an end to homelessness in our nation's capital.

Summer 2016

Woman wearing a hat and looking out of a window
Washington, D.C. tenants' homes are threatened to be demolished for development.

Spring 2016

Pope Francis in Juarez, Mexico
Edwin Lopez travels to Ciudad Juarez in Mid-February to cover the pope's visit for The Caravel.
Fr. Kevin O'Brien, SJ at Georgetown
In "Deepest Sense", we bid farewell to Fr. Kevin O'Brien, SJ as he and other members on campus reflect on his time at Georgetown.
Unsung hero @ Georgetown University
Unsung Heroes is an organization that focuses on promoting awareness and appreciation for workers that keep our university running behind-the-scenes.

Fall 2015

A person stacking cards
It is time to have a frank discussion about our sources of stress.
Open sign hanging at Georgetown Hairstyling
Vanussa and her husband took over Georgetown Hairstyling, a barbershop that stood here for more than a hundred years.

Summer 2015

Cuban Embassy flag
This commemorates the grand opening of Cuba's embassy in Washington D.C.

Spring 2015

A person forming a heart with their hands
A mini-documentary made for Music 270 that explores the tensions of the intent to attend a music festival.
A person holding a flower in their hands
College is hard enough without having to deal with serious financial worries and potential social exclusion.
U.S. soldier
Taking a close look at the lives and memories of three contemporary Veterans, How Can I Tell You About War reveals the complexities of identifying as an American Veteran.
Jerome Wilson MMA fighter
Jerome is an MMA fighter. This a small insight into his fighting life.

Fall 2014

"To Be Dunbar" examines the nation’s first public high school for African Americans, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, a site of academic excellence in DC until desegregation.
A short film on the unique hair journeys of several of Georgetown's African-American women.
This is an experimental documentary that explores the challenges our society poses to artists, specifically musicians.
Dominican painter Jeankarlos Cruz talks about his most recent art project, a series of informal meet ups with New Jersey-based artists combining live music, painting and other expressive forms.

Spring 2014

A documentary about Hoya Break Squad.

Fall 2013

"Capedal” is a documentary exploring Washington, D.C. off the tourist path and onto the cycling path.
This documentary shows my quest to find mountain biking trails in the Washington DC area.
The Art and Science of Dirt
This film observes what dirt creates and brings to them.
Georgetown ROTC member
This documentary tells the story of the history and current day status of Georgetown ROTC through shadowing one of its top cadets.
Georgetown students hanging out
This project is an examiniaton of how space is related to sound.
I started a personal project called 'Harmless Colors' to create simple colorful sentences on white walls of different public corridors.

Summer 2013

MSFS in Saudi Arabia
MSFS students and administrators spend 11 days traveling through Saudi Arabia during March of 2013.

Spring 2013

Asiafest at Georgetown
This documentary video is about students learning Chinese at Georgetown.
Georgetown men's rugby team
A 10 minute documentary about the Georgetown men's rugby team.

Fall 2011

Union Market in Washington, DC
A documentary exploring Union Market's place in Washington, D.C.
See Something, Say Something explores the indirect dialogue that graffiti creates.

Spring 2011

Street Musician
Does a street musician stand out from the chaos of the street or add to it? Do the unpredictable sights and noises around him compliment his music or obscure it?

Spring 2009

Home Front Lines
We explore how innovations in communications technology have changed how soldiers communicate with family and loved-ones, and how the same innovations create new challenges for the armed forces.