BALTIMORE 100 YEARS

“It’s just as important as going to see the doctor. The first question is always about history.”

WHY IS HISTORY IMPORTANT?

-Former Baltimore Mayor Kurt Schmoke

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SERIES TRAILER

Baltimore 100 Years is a documentary film series that explores the city’s unique past to reappraise its critical impact on twentieth-century American life. It is a quintessentially American story with the city of Baltimore cast in the lead role.

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SYNOPSIS

Perhaps no American city is more misunderstood than Baltimore, Maryland. It’s not quite northern, not quite southern. A small town overshadowed by its eminent neighbors. Home to a population with an odd dialect, arcane quirks, and a collective inferiority complex.

Baltimore's rich history is far too often obscured by a contemporary image of poverty, violence and urban decay. A reputation that belies its enduring contributions to American literature, science, civil rights and culture.

Baltimore 100 Years is both an analysis and a celebration of a unique history that few American cities can claim. The series offers more than nostalgia; it is a journey to better understand the ground upon which we stand, and initiate a conversation about where we might go from here.

THE POWER OF FILM

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Films have the power to inspire, stimulate community engagement and change culture in meaningful ways. Baltimore 100 Years documentary film series is a community project driven to do just that and more. Our mission is to celebrate the city, inspire positive change and revive civic pride in a great American city.

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BALTIMORE 100 YEARS

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