Black Care

A short documentary that tells the story of Herman Smitty Smith, the sole proprietor of “Smitty’s Barbershop” in Virginia that has been a cornerstone in the Falls Church Community since it opened in 1964. Customer interactions, brimming with joy and pride, along with the haircut process, done with care, unveil the heart and essence of this barbershop, revealing what Black Care truly is.

  • John Joseph Monaco
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
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  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 17, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Duke Ellington School of the Arts
Director Biography - John Joseph Monaco

John Monaco is a Junior Student at Duke Ellington School of the Arts in the Cinematic Arts Department. He is a graduate of the Tisch Future Filmmakers Workshop at New York University and is passionate with regard to all aspects of filmmaking.

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