Doc Shorts: Black Lives Matter
Film CategoryLeon & Mary Strauss Documentary Spotlight Mean Streets: Viewing the Divided City Through the Lens of Film and Television Race in America: The Black Experience Shorts Competition Show-Me Cinema
SubjectAfrican American Education Human Rights Legal Issues Policing/Criminal Justice Religion/Faith
Mean Streets is a program of The Divided City: An Urban Humanities Initiative. With the support of the Mellon Foundation, Washington U.’s Center for the Humanities, in partnership with the College of Architecture and Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Design, is engaged in a four-year initiative called The Divided City, which addresses one of the most persistent and vexing issues in urban studies: segregation.
Millennium Activists United stages a surprise Black Lives Matter protest at a South County brunch spot.
Concerned Student 1950
A series of racist acts prompts three University of Missouri students to pick up cameras and document Concerned Student 1950, the student movement whose peaceful protest brought down the college president.
A Ferguson Story
An avant-garde retrospective about police aggression and how the events that unfolded in Ferguson brought together a nation of people seeking answers.
Profiling Race: Mike Higgins
An exploration of Mike Higgins’ childhood in St. Louis, service in the Army, mission as a pastor, and work in the Black Lives Matter movement.