Doc Shorts: The Struggle
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
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
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
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
A poetic look at a community following the death of a young man gunned down on the South Side of Chicago.