documentary

A Good Year St. Louis
6:35 am
Wed December 28, 2011

Grab some popcorn: it was a good year for local documentaries

A title-screen snapshot of several of the local documentaries that had "a good year" in 2011.
(Screen captures/press kits/ compiled by Kelsey Proud/St. Louis Public Radio)

It’s been a good year for documentary films focused on issues in St. Louis and for local filmmakers. “The Pruitt-Igoe Myth,” about the urban housing complex of the 1950s and 60s; “Brick by Chance and Fortune,” which looks at St. Louis’ architectural heritage; “The Gray Seasons,” about a four-year span with the Saint Louis University women’s basketball team; and "Give a Damn?," the story of three St. Louisians who explore the issue of poverty across three continents; have all been popular at film festivals in 2011.

As part of St. Louis Public Radio’s series, “A Good Year”, Bill Raack spoke with Cliff Froehlich, the executive director of Cinema St. Louis. Here's a summary of their conversation: 

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Civil rights documentary
9:14 am
Wed February 23, 2011

Sixth-graders produce civil rights documentary

Sixth-graders taught by Haliday Douglas at City Academy, a private school in north St. Louis, produced a documentary about the civil rights movement in St. Louis.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

On Wednesday, students at the City Academy, a private school in north St. Louis, will have a chance to view a civil rights documentary shot and edited by their schoolmates.

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