Divided City

Sponsored by Center for the Humanities at Washington University

The Divided City program focuses on the racial divide in St. Louis and other U.S. cities, and offers an international perspective by highlighting racial and ethnic divides in cities elsewhere. The program is supported by The Divided City: An Urban Humanities Initiative, an initiative of Washington U.’s Center for the Humanities that addresses one of the most persistent and vexing issues in urban studies: segregation.

SLIFF is proud to kick off its 2020 edition with a special event featuring…

Directed by Steve James

In the five-part documentary series “City So Real,” Oscar-nominated documentarian Steve James (“America to…

A program that explores the Black experience from a multiplicity of perspectives.

Nonfiction standouts from the 2020 St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase and new works by artists with ties to the…

Directed by Jennifer Maytorena Taylor

As her small, blue-collar city struggles to emerge from the opioid epidemic and gets caught up in battles…

Directed by Justin Feltman & Razi Jafri

Hamtramck, Mich. — part of the Detroit area — is a place built by immigrants. The city thrived thanks to…

Directed by Sabrina Bouarour

Sabrina Bouarour's “Lights of Baltimore” tells the story of the war of images surrounding Baltimore in the…

Directed by Michael Hewitt & Dermot Lavery

Skillfully adapting a massive book of the same name that chronicles every one of the 3,700 deaths…

Directed by David Osit

A real-life political saga, “Mayor” follows Musa Hadid, the Christian mayor of Ramallah, during his second…

Directed by Karla Murthy

Although a portrait of the troubled Rust Belt city of Youngstown, Ohio, “The Place That Makes Us” offers a…

Directed by Ashley O'Shay

“Unapologetic” vividly captures a community of millennial organizers confronting an administration…