Independent Feature-Length Docs
Our feature-length documentaries are in-depth explorations of people, movements and communities coming together to address a diversity of social, environmental and cultural challenges. Our films commonly focus on community-based stories and employ elements of participatory filmmaking, finding creative approaches for subjects to participate in the creation process. Over extended periods of time, our feature-length films become intensive portraits of compelling characters and complex issues intended for broad distribution. Meridian Hill Pictures is currently in production on Green Corps, a film about people impacted by an American Recovery & Reinvestment Act green job-training program; and Union Market, an exploration of immigrant-run food businesses in Northeast DC’s historic market.
A new film exploring how urban forestry and community-based green works and job training projects have impacted struggling Americans and communities hardest hit by economic decline.
An intimate look into the lives of five residents of Saint Elizabeths psychiatric hospital. All have serious mental illness, all have committed crimes, and each courageously reveals his story through the intimacy of a video diary.
Fifteen teenagers leave the city for the first time and embark on an eight-day coming-of-age journey into the mountains of West Virginia.
Through the history of a century-old butcher shop, Kramer & Sons explores the story of one family's journey from Russia to Washington DC, and the local food market that has helped launch the lives of scores of immigrant families in the DC area.