Below is information regarding the 2016 St. Louis International Film Festival. The 2017 festival will take place Nov. 2-12, 2017.

Doc Shorts: The Struggle

74 min.

Schedule

Friday, Nov. 13 at 5:00pm

Even the Walls

Even the Walls

Residents of a public-housing complex discuss their tight-knit community and the growing threat of gentrification in Seattle.

Saman Maydani & Sarah Kuck, U.S., 2014, 27 min.

A More Perfect Union

A More Perfect Union

Theresa Burroughs recalls her persistence in claiming the right to vote during the Jim Crow era in the rural South.

Mike Rauch, U.S., 2015, 3 min.

The Story of the Contract Buyers League

The Story of the Contract Buyers League

Members of the Contract Buyers League recount their long battle against racist federal policies that kept blacks from achieving homeownership in the 1960s.

Paul Rosenfeld, U.S., 2014, 10 min.

The Trials of Constance Baker Motley

The Trials of Constance Baker Motley

Meeting prejudice and danger with elegance and humor, Constance Baker Motley served as a civil-rights leader, a lawyer, and the first black woman to be appointed to a federal judgeship.

Rick Rodgers, U.S., 2015, 25 min.

We All We Got

We All We Got

A poetic look at a community following the death of a young man gunned down on the South Side of Chicago.

Carlos Javier Ortiz, U.S., 2014, 9 min.
Free

Film Category

Shorts Competition Race in America: The Black Experience

Subject

African American

Advance tickets to this free show can be obtained online, but a $1.01 service charge applies.

With “Story of the Contract Buyer's League” director Rosenfeld and “We All We Got” director Ortiz.