Neighborhood Power

DIRECTOR: Kristin Adair, Vikram Surya Chiruvolu

PRODUCER: Marie Nahikian

SYNOPSIS: The story of how one groundbreaking neighborhood [Adams Morgan in Washington DC] fought corporate displacement across generations.

Kristin Adair (Co-Director/Co-Producer, Editor) is a DC-based filmmaker and attorney who produces justice-focused documentaries, highlighting community leaders and organizations and amplifying the voices of communities impacted by oppressive systems. She founded Unchained Stories, a social impact production company that is creating a more just world through community-centered storytelling and film. In 2018, she released her first documentary, Becoming Free, which looks intimately at the experience of young adults coming home from prison. Her work has been featured globally and she has partnered with many non-profits and institutions to produce impactful short films and videos.    

Vikram Surya Chiruvolu (Co-Director/Co-Producer), is an Adams Morgan-based community organizer and a licensed counselor currently working as a community-oriented psychotherapist. He focuses on healing at the intersection of economic violence, historical and intercultural trauma, and recovery from addiction and chronic mental illness. He has deep experience with building trust, respecting autonomy, and re-authoring narratives toward empowerment, as well as organizing skills of maintaining relationships, managing communication systems, facilitating group meetings, and public advocacy.

Year: 2024

TRT (Total Running Time): 32:42