Documentary film

Film & Media Archive Completes Preservation of Rare Documentary Film

By Washington University Libraries on February 24, 2020

The Washington University Libraries’ Film & Media Archive has successfully completed the preservation and digitization of the film Listen to a Stranger: An Interview with Gordon Parks (1973). The project was completed with the support of a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation ...

Film Screening: “The Color of Medicine” and “Code Blue”

By Julie Hale on October 26, 2018

As part of the St. Louis International Film Festival, “The Color of Medicine” and “Code Blue” will be screened in Brown Hall at Washington University on Saturday, November 3. Co-presented by the University Libraries’ Film & Media Archive as part of the Henry Hampton Film Ser...

WU’s Film & Media Archive Awarded Grant to Preserve Rare Documentary

By Alison Carrick on June 20, 2017

Blackside’s Code Blue helped recruit young minorities to health professions The Washington University Libraries’ Film & Media Archive has received a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation (NFPF) to preserve Code Blue, a 1972 recruitment film aimed at bringing minorities into the...

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...

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: Viewing the Divided City Through the Lens of Film and Television’

By ksinger on October 7, 2016

“Mean Streets: Viewing the Divided City Through the Lens of Film and Television” —presented as part of the St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF) Nov. 3-13 — includes screenings of narrative and documentary works that address the strong intersections between racial divisions and urban spac...

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

By Alison Carrick on February 12, 2016

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise With co-director Rita Coburn Whack March 24, 2016 – 7:00 pm Lee Auditorium, Missouri History Museum Join us for a free screening presented by the Washington University Libraries, Cinema St. Louis, and the Missouri History Museum as part of the Henry Hampton Fi...