Southeast 67 by Betsy Cox (USA, 2015, 82 min.). Devastated by the arrival of crack cocaine in the 1980’s, Washington, DC became known as the “murder capital” of the country. Growing up at the epicenter of this violence – in Southeast, DC – 67 rising seventh graders were promised college scholarships by a wealthy area businessman. Southeast 67 focuses on these students’ struggles to reconcile the dream of college with daily survival in a community rife with violence, poverty and addiction.
Followed by a brief discussion with the filmmaker.