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Community Voice Lab

Collaborative storytelling. Bringing voice and visibility to community stories.

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The Community Voice Lab produces documentary films that capture the voices of community storytellers too often unseen and unheard. The creative ethos of Community Voice is that of collaboration, rather than extraction, in which our filmmakers and local storytellers work together to tell stories of hope, resilience and determination for the common good.

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The Test Documentary Film


New Doc Spotlights One Man’s Quest for US Citizenship and His Community of Support

Co-Directors Claudia Myers and Laura Waters Hinson's documentary, "The Test," premieres on the festival circuit.

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New Film Project Home Now Streaming on Multiple Platforms

Professor Laura Waters Hinson’s new feature-length documentary Project Home is now available through streaming.

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Mary Mohammadi being filmed in New York City


Film Student Collaborates with Persecuted Iranian Christian to Document Her Quest for Freedom

Film student uses expertise to help a woman fleeing religious persecution tell her own story.

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CVL Senior Fellow, Professor Brigid Maher, Embarks on Media Project with Kramer Middle School

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Students at the Anacostia Media Youth Festival

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SOC Partners with Community Leaders for First Ever Anacostia Youth Media Festival

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