Reviews and Festivals
"Projects like this film, which expose the vast tentacles of environmental racism...are necessary viewing to propel public consciousness"
— Dr. Jess Scott, Associate Professor at West Virginia Wesleyan College
"It was powerful and electric whenever people who had been impacted...were on screen. It humanized the subject and lifted up the voices of [those] who had lived with toxic lead exposure."
— Dr. Lawrence Brown, Author of The Black Butterfly: The Harmful Politics of Race and Space in America
"Hiding in the Walls is an expertly made documentary about the lead poisoning epidemic in Baltimore — a problem that also affects other major cities across the country...Featuring the compelling personal stories of four Baltimoreans directly affected by lead poisoning, Sebastiao and Wilson unfold a complex story of America at large and, in particular, Baltimore's history with racist policies, creating poverty, and breeding a stigma of being raised in a city infested with lead poisoning. If you have a soul, Hiding in the Walls will make you all fired up about corruption, social justice and inaction around inequality, and rightfully so. See it as soon as you can, and share it with your neighbors, friends, and family."
— Tristen Fagg, Teacher at Carver Vocational-Techincal High School
Boulder International Film Festival
Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival
Black Girls Rock! Film Festival
Maryland International Film Festival
Columbia Film Festival
Social and Economic Justice Film Festival