Location: The Firehouse

Surrounded by the institutional pillars of the criminal justice system, including the Manhattan Detention Complex and New York City’s courthouses, Bring Down The Walls will occupy Firehouse, Engine Company 31, a historic, decommissioned fire station in Lower Manhattan run by DCTV. Bring Down The Walls will be free and open to the public every Friday and Saturday in May 2018.


DCTV has been New York City’s preeminent community of and for documentary storytellers since 1972. DCTV offers the latest and best in class for media arts production, as well as endless opportunities to discover and elevate the stories of every community. By providing professional training and tools, access to critical equipment and public exhibition space, we give youth, aspiring and emerging filmmakers and communities of all backgrounds greater voice and platforms through media arts. Their mission is to work toward improved social justice and political equality by empowering people to develop and share their stories. DCTV has earned national recognition with 16 Emmy Awards and two Oscar nominations in documentary filmmaking. They are located at 87 Lafayette Street in lower Manhattan inside a former firehouse built in 1896, where they are building a state-of-the-art digital cinema.



Photograph by John Custodio for DCTV.