Founded in 2008 by husband-and-wife team Eduardo Montes-Bradley and Soledad Liendo, the Heritage Film Project specializes in documenting the lives and works of the creative class—artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers, scientists, and scholars. Our subjects typically work against the grain, a grain that is artistic, intellectual, and political, and in their unconventionality Eduardo and Soledad find a special stimulus to their own creativity. 

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-Work in Progress-

Black Fiddlers is a documentary film about African-American musicians whose contributions to a national cultural identity have yet to be fully recognized.

Organized as a book of short stories with a common and unifying thread, Black Fiddlers navigates space and time, from the Atlantic shores to the Pacific, from the Colonial period to the American Civil War, in search of Black men and women, free and enslaved, who contributed with their music to the American musical soundscape.


Screenings of HFP films, followed by Q&A’s and discussions, are regularly schedule and hosted by HFP in partnership with institutions. Most recently with Harvard University, First Amendment Museum, Center for Contemporary Arts Center (NM), American Bar Association, University of Salamanca and Book Passage (SF).


Past presentations were also hosted at Burchfield Penney Art Center, National Association of Black Journalists, Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, Chorus America, University of Richmond, Yale University, British Academy, UCLA and University of Virginia. These events are frequently posted in our blog, so please subscribe. To schedule a screening or lecture, please contact us.