Before Banksy and other graffiti artists’ works became mainstream art in our culture, there were many other unknown graffiti artists that started this movement of self-expression in the 60’s and 70’s: Cornbread, Taki 183 and LSD OM to name a few. Graffiti started as a way of marking territories, creative self-expression, and a form of communication in Philadelphia and New York City. This movement of creativity has expanded since that time to be considered art, and is displayed in galleries across the world. The documentary film, “Wall Writers”, directed and produced by D.C. native film-maker Roger Gastman (Academy award nominated “Exit Through the Gift Shop”), and narrated by legendary film-maker John Waters, explores the history of graffiti from its inception to current day. The film successfully changes one’s perspective on graffiti and society through extensive interviews and commentary from the original creators of graffiti art, historians, politicians, and journalists by providing insights into the socio-economic tensions and politics, which influenced the movement. These never before seen originators of the graffiti art movement tell their stories in a very candid and relate-able way. Accompanied by historical and current footage, the film makes one look at their surroundings from a different perspective by infusing views on life and culture with a new insight. The film is currently being shown across the country to sold-out audiences.