Nyjia July has dedicated her career to telling the stories of the people who otherwise would go unheard. She has worked on Through a Lens Darkly, Freedom Riders and Brick City. As a producer, her credits include BET, WeTV, TLC, and the Center for Asian American Media. She has been a Corporation for Public Broadcast diversity fellow and her second feature, Listen to My Heartbeat, has been awarded development support through ITVS’s Diversity Development Fund. The SOURCE Magazine listed her as one of their “25 women to watch” in 2014.
Part rock doc, part political thriller, Listen to My Heartbeat examines the gentrification of Washington, D.C., the people who are displaced in the process, and the future of their folkloric music, Go-Go, which has echoed through the city from the Civil Rights Movement until today.