The 2018 festival will take place Nov. 1-11, 2018. Below is information regarding the 2017 festival.

Doc Shorts: No Justice, No Peace

68 min.


Sunday, Nov. 15 at 6:00pm

Ferguson 365

Ferguson 365

A Ferguson resident offers an intimate portrait of the events following Michael Brown Jr.'s death and a critical look at the city's policing policies.

Chris Phillips, U.S., 2015, 20 min.

Ferguson Documented: In 36 Hours

Ferguson Documented: In 36 Hours

A diverse collection of voices share their experiences with racism and policing of communities of color.

Luis Abarca & Carla Usher, U.S., 2015, 15 min.

Hands Up

Hands Up

A look at the #BlackLivesMatter movement and the complexities of race, justice, peace, and guilt while on the ground in Ferguson.

Zinhle Essamuah, U.S., 2014, 28 min.



A juxtaposition of Cuban filmmaker Santiago Alvarez's “NOW!,” a 1965 civil-rights film, with eerily similar footage from the streets of Ferguson in 2014.

Alexander Johnston, U.S., 2014, 5 min.

Film Category

Race in America: The Black Experience Shorts Competition Show-Me Cinema


African American Policing/Criminal Justice

With “Ferguson 365” director Phillips, “Ferguson Documented: In 36 Hours” co-directors Usher and Abarca, and “Hands Up” director Essamuah.

Sponsored by

Washington University's African & African-American Studies Program