As the civil-rights, Black Power, and anti-Vietnam War movements made national headlines in the late 1960s, another, less-known struggle for inclusion was taking place on college campuses. Exemplified by protests at San Francisco State and Cornell University (with... Read more
Human Rights Spotlight
A selection of documentaries focused on human-rights issues in the U.S. and the world. The programs, which feature accompanying directors and/or subjects and post-film discussions, are free and screen Nov. 4-6 and Nov. 11-13 at Washington U.
For additional films related to human rights, see Films by Subject.
Bob's Tour: Understanding What We See
Washington University graduate Jun Bae profiles Bob Hansman, a beloved architecture professor at the school. In its portrait of a white man with a black son, the film provides an intimate look at Hansman and his insights into segregated St. Louis. The film follows... Read more
Doc Shorts: Kartemquin Films’ Gordon Quinn
SLIFF honors Gordon Quinn with the Maysles Brothers Lifetime Achievement Award in Documentary. Quinn is co-founder of the Chicago documentary collective Kartemquin Films, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Consistently focused on issues of racial and social justice, Kartemquin is responsible for such films as “Hoop Dreams” and “The Interrupters.” This year's fest features two additional Kartemquin films, "No Crossover" and "Raising Bertie."
No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson
On Valentine's Day 1993, 17-year-old Bethel High School basketball star Allen Iverson was bowling in Hampton, Va., with five high-school friends. It was supposed to be an ordinary evening, but it became a night that defined Iverson's young life. A quarrel soon... Read more