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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 Dora Gianoulakis ... Herself - President, Spanish Lake Community Association
Timothy Green Timothy Green ... Himself - State Senator, Missouri
Raphael Bostic Raphael Bostic ... Himself - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Jacqueline Leavitt Jacqueline Leavitt ... Herself - Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, UCLA
Gina Walsh Gina Walsh ... Himself - State Senator, Missouri
Lyndon Johnson ... Himself - President (archive footage)
Will Jordan Will Jordan ... Himself - Executive Director, Equal Opportunity Housing Council
George Romney George Romney ... Himself - Secretary, Housing and Urban Development (archive footage)
Doris Milberg Doris Milberg ... Herself - Resident (archive footage)
Robert Schuchardt Robert Schuchardt ... Himself - Zoning Commission Chairman (archive footage) (as Dr. Robert Schuchardt)
Mark Loizeaux Mark Loizeaux ... Himself - Controlled Demolition Inc. (archive footage)
Milton Bischof Milton Bischof ... Himself - St. Louis County Council (voice) (archive footage)
Roy Pierce Roy Pierce ... Himself - Director, St. Louis HUD Office
Tanya Parker Tanya Parker ... Herself - Executive Director, Pathways Community Outreach Services, Raintree Apartments
Gerald Ford ... 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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Documentary

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G
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 June 2014 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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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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