Honorable Mention – Extend the Line (USA)

Title: Extend the Line
Runtime: 6 min
Country: USA
Director: Liam Gideon
Placement: Honorable Mention
Competition: March, 2022

Synopsis: Extend the Line is a story of transit equity, told in three parts. “Then & Now” explores how changes to the community has made access to simple things like groceries has become more limited. “A Promise on the Line” discusses the purposed isolation of predominantly African American neighborhoods, with a direct connection to historical redlining. “The Long Way Home” follows the story of a working parent simply attempting to get home to their children at the end of the day, and the difference in quality of life access to transportation options can make.

This series was produced to bring attention and support towards extending the DC Streetcar, as originally promised, to neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River in Washington, DC, and to address common questions and concerns.