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Racial Justice Film Series
Aug 15, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pmFree
ArchCity Defenders, a nonprofit civil rights law firm, concludes its second annual Racial Justice Film Series with a short documentary “The Kinloch Doc” directed by Alana Woodson and a feature-length film “Where the Pavement Ends” directed by Jane Gillooly.
Through the eyes of former/current residents, former and current local officials, and scholars, “The Kinloch Doc” seeks to show the implications of two major political decisions – a city merger and the Lambert Airport buyout – on the life of this north county suburb of St. Louis, Missouri. “Where the Pavement Ends” explores the charged relationship between the historically all-black town of Kinloch and its formerly all-white neighbor Ferguson. To register for this event click herehere.
In summer 2019, our series features films that touch on topics including intersectional identities within the civil rights movement, debtors’ prison and the cash bail system, and the histories of two STL neighborhoods, Kinloch and Ferguson. Each screening will be followed by a panel discussion to continue the conversations sparked by each film. All screening events are free and open to the public.
In 2018, ArchCity Defenders held our first-ever Racial Justice Film series (with KDHX) featuring three compelling documentaries: “Marvin Booker was Murdered,” “Whose Streets?” and “Major!”. Each of the films featured stories that connected with our clients’ experiences and our mission of combatting state violence and the criminalization of poverty.
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