Film & Media Archive

The Divided City Initiative in St. Louis: Chi-Raq and Milwaukee 53206 Q&As

By Alison Carrick on January 31, 2017

The Mean Streets programming that was part of the Divided City Initiative also included films that examined the issues of segregation and how communities deal with mass incarceration and gun violence.  A high point of the program was the screening of Chi-Raq (dir. Spike Lee, 2015) with screenwrit...

The Divided City Initiative in St. Louis: Q&As from the Mean Streets Program

By Alison Carrick on January 20, 2017

Many films in the Mean Streets program featured St. Louis and the recent events in Ferguson that sparked the Black Lives Matter movement and a national discussion about race, segregation, and police brutality. Bob’s Tour: Understanding What We See, directed by Washington University graduate...

The Divided City Initiative and Kartemquin Films: Q&As from the Mean Streets Program

By Alison Carrick on January 13, 2017

Last fall Washington University Libraries partnered with Cinema St. Louis, the Missouri History Museum, and Washington University’s Sam Fox School’s College of Architecture, to present “Mean Streets: The Divided City through the Lens of Film and Television” during the St. Louis International Film...

Eyes on the Prize Interviews Now Digitized and Available Online

By Alison Carrick on December 14, 2016

Washington University Libraries is pleased to announce the completion of the Eyes on the Prize Digitization and Reassembly Project made possible by a National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) Grant. For the first time researchers, scholars, and the general public will be abl...

Festival Gives Honors to Films, Filmmakers in ‘Mean Streets’ Program

By Jody Mitori on November 15, 2016

The St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF) honored three documentaries featured in the program “Mean Streets: Viewing the Divided City Through the Lens of Film and Television” at its awards presentation on November 13, 2016. “Bogdan’s Journey,” directed by Michal Ja...

Libraries Collaborate with WU Faculty and Community on ‘Mean Streets’

By Jody Mitori on November 3, 2016

Brian Woodman, curator for Washington University Libraries’ Film & Media Archive, has been instrumental in organizing “Mean Streets: Viewing the Divided City Through the Lens of Film and Television,” a program that is part of the St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF), which runs Nov. ...

Four ‘Mean Streets’ Workshops Open to Filmmakers

By Jody Mitori on October 24, 2016

The “Mean Streets” program at the St. Louis International Film Festival includes four filmmaking workshops to allow budding and experienced filmmakers to engage with professional media makers around issues of filmmaking process. Master Class/Documentary: Fair Use & Copyright Saturday, Nov. 5,...

Tom Hayden, civil rights and antiwar activist, has died

By Alison Carrick on October 24, 2016

Interview with Tom Hayden – Eyes on the Prize Famed civil rights, antiwar activist, and politician Tom Hayden passed away on Sunday, October 23. Hayden was one of the authors of the Port Huron Statement, the manifesto for the leftist activist organization Students for a Democratic Society (...

‘Mean Streets’ Program Part of St. Louis International Film Festival

By Jody Mitori on October 7, 2016

The revealing mirrors of film and television reflect — both consciously and unconsciously —problems within U.S. society, including the overt and covert racism that has long segregated our cities. “Mean Streets: Viewing the Divided City Through the Lens of Film and Television” —presented as part o...