The Divided City

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...

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

By ksinger 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. ...