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Reid Davenport

Reid Davenport

Documentary Film and Video
B.A., George Washington University, 2012


Reid started his career in journalism as an undergraduate in Washington, D.C., working for McClatchy Newspapers and Voice of America.  He focused primarily on print media during his first two years of college, but became quickly enthralled in visual storytelling after a digital production class. During his junior year, Reid received the Luther Rice Collaborative Fellowship to travel to Western Europe and document the lack of physical accessibility for people with disabilities. Along with a cameraman,  Reid spent three weeks in Europe and produced a 28-minute documentary entitled "Wheelchair Diaries: One Step Up." The film has been shown at a dozen festivals and won Best Short Documentary at the 2013 Awareness Film Festival. It has also gained national press attention from outlets like NPR and the Washington Post.

Reid was born and raised in Connecticut. After receiving his B.A. in journalism, he spent two years in D.C. covering campaign finance and technology. While Reid is very interested in disability-related policy, he would like to branch out and explore other social issues. He is also partial to sport documentaries.



The Breitrose Awards, by the Enersen Foundation, 2016

Ramped Up 

hd video
JUNE, 2016
Watch Video

Robert Kalani has filed about 60 lawsuits under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Lee Ky's family-owned donut shop, which she manages from her wheelchair, got sued under the ADA. Twenty six years after its signing, is the law a means of activism or an enabler of abuse?

A Cerebral Game 

hd video
JUNE, 2015

A filmmaker ponders his identity shift through the lens of baseball.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Director's Choice Award - 4th Prize, Black Maria Film Festival, 2016
Artistic Vision Award, Mini-Doc Competition, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, 2016

On Beat 

HD Video
Co-directed by Cheng Zhang
MARCH, 2015

Music runs in the veins of every member of the Cotton family, but it’s not only about listening to it.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Global Insights Stellar Award, Black Maria Film Festival, 2016
Reelabilities, 2016
SF Independent Film Fest, 2016
Stranger Stories: Documentaries by Stanford Students, Cantor Arts Center, 2015

State of Drought 

16mm black and white film

With no end in sight for the already historic drought gripping California, a water witch uses his tools to locate underground relief for some of the state's desperate farmers.



June 11, 2016

Free and open to the public.

Cubberley Auditorium
June 11, 2015

free and open to the public

Annenberg Auditorium
March 17, 2015

free and open to the public

Annenberg Auditorium
December 9, 2014

Free and open to the public.

Annenberg Auditorium