Spotlight on Inspiration Documentary Competition

Sponsored by The Albrecht Family

Directed by Bryan Dematteis

The Black Artists’ Group of St. Louis (BAG) formed in the late 1960s as an arts collective devoted to  …

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 Cam Cowan

In Buenos Aires at the age of 16, Pedro Opeka declined an opportunity to become a professional soccer…

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 Ben Rekhi

“The Reunited States” — both heartwarming and heartening — provides a much-needed balm in a time of…

Directed by Josefina Rotman Lyons

The charming “Revival” documents a program by a New York City nonprofit — the interestingly named Dances…

Directed by Greg Jacobs & Jon Siskel

“The Road Up” follows four Chicagoans on the daunting journey from rock bottom to stable employment. Their…

Directed by Abby Ginzberg

Directed by Peabody Award winner Abby Ginzberg — a two-time SLIFF alum with “And Then They Came for Us” in…