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Go-Go City: Displacement and Protest In Washington, DC -

For decades, Washington, D.C. has been a beacon for Black culture and community. Now, a wave of economic and cultural gentrification occurring at breakneck speed threatens to erase this history. GO-GO CITY: DISPLACEMENT AND PROTEST IN WASHINGTON, DC explores this rich and colorful tapestry and the forces behind the gentrification that stand to mute it. Featuring interviews with legends of Go-Go such as Big Tony of Trouble Funk and business leaders Richard 'Dickie' Shannon of Horace and Dickie's, the film offers a historical overview of the cultural and economic forces that made Washington, D.C., "Chocolate City." The film also follows protesters for racial justice as they took to the District's streets in the summer of 2020 and tells how Go-Go music took on another life as an agent for change. GO-GO CITY also documents a poetic moment in which the long-term citizens of Washington, D.C.

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