Directors Damien D. Smith and Alana Marie provide background and attention to important events in their respective films "Target: St. Louis Vol. I" and "The Kinloch Doc." The films are a part of the St. Louis International Film Festival and can be seen online. "Target: St. Louis Vol I," tells the story of the U.S. government’s secret Cold War-era dispersal of aerosolized radioactive material in Pruitt-Igoe and other North City locations with majority Black populations to gauge their effects. "The Kinloch Doc" explores how two major political decisions — a city merger and the Lambert Airport buyout — essentially destroyed the community.
[02:30] "Target: St. Louis Vol I" Overview
[04:08] Government and Company Complicity
[11:44] The St. Louis Black Community
[14:22] Where to get more information and Future Volumes?
[23:35] Writing and Storytelling
[24:11] Overview of "The Kinloch Doc"
[27:22] The Airport Buyout
[29:57] The Strength of Community
[31:02] From Social Work to Film Director
[34:48] The Dissolution of the Kinloch Schools
[39:08] Kinloch Today
[41:55] Will there be more films from you?
This is Season 4! For more episodes, go to stlintune.com
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