Film Premiere: GoGo City


Dec 2, 2020


Dec 2, 2020

Dec 2, 2020


Go-Go City: Displacement & Protest in Washington, DC

Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 7:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

In the Spring of 2020, protests against racial inequality filled the streets of the nation’s capital for weeks. While injustice in policing sparked the rallies, the issues behind the inequality stem far deeper. For decades, Washington DC has stood as a beacon for Black culture and community, yet a breakneck wave of gentrification threatens to erase this history.

Go-Go City dives into this rich tapestry, exploring the culture and sound of the Washington, D.C., as well as the forces of economic and cultural gentrification that stand to mute them. The film interweaves scenes of protest as displaced communities rally around the city’s beloved Go-Go music to retake the streets.

Following the virtual screening, stay tuned for a talk featuring the filmmaker behind Go-Go City!

Ricky “Rocksteady” Brown
Go-Go Musician

Samuel George
Filmmaker, Go-Go City

Peter Morgan
DC Shorts International Film Festival

Terrence Odom

Sabiyha Prince
Anthropologist & Artist

Robert WhiteJr.  
D.C. Councilmember At Large


Pam Nash
DC Shorts Board Member and Filmmaker


DC Shorts International Film Festival

Bertelsmann Foundation



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