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Anacostia - The Web Series

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Each 20-minute episode of "Anacostia -- The Web Series" is shot with only one camera.
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Each 20-minute episode of "Anacostia -- The Web Series" is shot with only one camera.

"Anacostia - The Web Series" is a soap opera home-grown in Southeast D.C. Like most soaps, it's about how we love, hate and, of course, get even with one another. But unlike most soap operas, it's about a place that's trying to rebuild its reputation. Emily Friedman gives us the lowdown on this internet sensation.

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