Spanish Lake http://news.stlpublicradio.org en New Documentary Explores “White Flight” In Spanish Lake http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-documentary-explores-white-flight-spanish-lake <p></p><p>In 1990, the population of the Spanish Lake community in north St. Louis County was 80 percent white and 20 percent black. By 2010, the population was reversed: 80 percent was black and 20 percent was white. &nbsp;Today, much of the township lies empty.</p><p>In what is being called an “unflinching” documentary, film director Phillip Andrew Morton takes a look at the causes of this population shift in the film "Spanish Lake.” It premieres Friday, June 13 at the Tivoli Theatre.</p><p></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 22:43:38 +0000 Camille Phillips 36925 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Documentary Explores “White Flight” In Spanish Lake New documentary asks 'What happened to Spanish Lake?' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-documentary-asks-what-happened-spanish-lake <p>Filmmaker Phillip Andrew Morton returned to the north St. Louis County community of Spanish Lake in 2007 to find his boyhood home abandoned and his elementary school empty.</p><p>He decided to make a documentary to explore what had happened to his hometown, including the underlying causes of &ldquo;white flight&rdquo; from the area.</p><p>Called simply &ldquo;Spanish Lake,&quot; the documentary is expected to be released this summer.</p><p>A sneak peak of the film will be shown at <a href="http://www.nextstl.com/urban-living/open-closed-exploring-vacant-property-in-st-louis-to-open-with-spanish-lake-documentary">the Open/Closed and Shuttered Flim Fest </a>in April.</p><p>St. Louis Public Radio&rsquo;s Maria Altman spoke with Morton and we have a summary of their conversation - and a trailer of the film - for you here.</p><p> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 11:25:25 +0000 Maria Altman 3387 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New documentary asks 'What happened to Spanish Lake?'