Village Reels

Village Reels is Docs In Progress's intergenerational filmmaking program. Established in 2022, we are now three years in and growing! 

Residents of  55+ communities share their ‘Stories of Life’ on topics like segregation, immigration, fostering children and a life in the arts. Students then capture these stories by creating a short documentary on their lives.

The program was piloted in 2022 with Montgomery Blair High School and Silver Spring Village. In 2023, Wheaton High School and the Villages of Kensington joined Reels.  We just started our third year and have added the Village of Takoma Park and Northwood High School to the Village family. 

If we are to advance racial and cultural equity, in part, it is our duty to remember and share the past. 

Docs In Progress thanks the City of Takoma Park, Quality of Life Grant Program, the Wheaton Cultural Project Grant of AHCMC and individual donors for their support.

Email us at [email protected] if your school would like to participate. Your support no matter how small is always appreciated.

And watch the incredible stories produced by the talented teens of Village Reels.


Summer Teen Workshops

Our legacy summer teen workshops are where students spend one or two weeks working as a team to produce a short video for a local non-profit or business, or work on personal projects. 

We expanded our programming for students in grades 7-8.  We offer both 2-week and 1-week workshops. Registration is open.

Check out our Calendar of Events.

Summer Teen Workshop Scholarship Application