I started On My Block Films as a way to build stronger communities in New York, after I looked around and realized I didn’t know my neighbors—and no one else did, either. We’d nod hello in our lobby, but rarely know the names of the folks across the hallway. It’s unfortunate because we shared close lives in terms of proximity, but nothing else; we didn’t have relationships with each other. We exchange pleasantries and that’s it.

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