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Home Rule Music and Film is committed to telling stories that highlight local historical figures in music and culture, as well as stories focusing on major music events in DC today.  To date, we have produced award-winning documentaries.   

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The award-winning Black Fire Documentary uncovers Washington, DC’s music and its cultural heritage by highlighting the documents, images, photographs, art, video footage, music and the people behind Black Fire Records.  Through the use of  in-person interviews, and archival and media footage and photography, the documentary shines light on a Black-owned independent jazz record label started in Chocolate City, aka the nation’s capital in the 1970’s.  

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Home Rule: A Jazz Documentary

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The film examines and explores the first Home Rule Music Festival held at The Historic Parks at Walter Reed on Saturday, June 11, 2022.  The documentary illuminate the music and the culture of Washington, DC through exciting on-stage live performances and insightful interviews with artists Plunky & Oneness of JuJu, and with legendary progressive jazz artists Doug Carn and David Murray. 

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The Georges Collinet Story


This project is a documentary film about Georges Collinet, also known as Maxi Voom Voom, a long time DC resident and Cameroonian-French TV broadcaster, known for hosting radio shows with international reach. In the 1960s he hosted his first show about African pop music on Voice of America, which catapulted him to TV broadcast stardom.  He’s been hosting the radio show AfroPop worldwide since 1988.  He is widely considered the best-known and most famous broadcaster on the African continent. 

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