New Feature Length Documentary on Student Advocacy and Activism

Posted by Show Me Democracy on October 31, 2016

In Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 9, 2014, Michael Brown, Jr. was killed by a police officer. As his body lay in the street for 4.5 hours, St. Louis grieved and our young leaders rose up. Since that day, so many other deaths across the United States have brought the attention of our nation back to the persistent issues of race, equity, and opportunity. And since the summer of 2014, a young filmmaker has been documenting the paths of seven college students who signed up for a policy internship with The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis but ended up confronting very difficult truths while deciding how they would engage in the messy making of democracy in the “Show-Me” state.

Show Me Democracy explores the origins of systemic racism in an American city and follows those roots to explain current practices. The film is about civic engagement, activism, advocacy, and the policies that affect educational access and success for students of color. It is also about the hope, stamina, and #squadgoals required to make change.

View the film’s 2-minute trailer,

and inquire about a booking of the film in your area.

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