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Spanish Lake (2014)

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A documentary on white flight in the area of Spanish Lake, Missouri, a post WW2 suburb. The town experiences rapid economic decline and population turnover due to racism and governmental ... See full summary »
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Dora Gianoulakis ...
Herself - President, Spanish Lake Community Association
Timothy Green ...
Himself - State Senator, Missouri
Raphael Bostic ...
Himself - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Jacqueline Leavitt ...
Herself - Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, UCLA
Gina Walsh ...
Himself - State Senator, Missouri
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Himself - President (archive footage)
Will Jordan ...
Himself - Executive Director, Equal Opportunity Housing Council
George Romney ...
Himself - Secretary, Housing and Urban Development (archive footage)
Doris Milberg ...
Herself - Resident (archive footage)
Robert Schuchardt ...
Himself - Zoning Commission Chairman (archive footage) (as Dr. Robert Schuchardt)
Mark Loizeaux ...
Himself - Controlled Demolition Inc. (archive footage)
Milton Bischof ...
Himself - St. Louis County Council (voice) (archive footage)
Roy Pierce ...
Himself - Director, St. Louis HUD Office
Tanya Parker ...
Herself - Executive Director, Pathways Community Outreach Services, Raintree Apartments
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Himself - President (archive footage)
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A documentary on white flight in the area of Spanish Lake, Missouri, a post WW2 suburb. The town experiences rapid economic decline and population turnover due to racism and governmental policies which support the white exodus. The themes of the film parallel America's growing political divide, racial tension, and rise of anti-government sentiment. Written by Production

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A small town with big problems.

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G
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13 June 2014 (USA)  »

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The film was banned from some St. Louis theaters because its themes closely paralleled the Ferguson unrest that was in its first wave at the time of the film's planned release. See more »

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This is My Life
Written by Johnnie Lechner
Performed by Hookman
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