Better Cities Film Festival 2021

February: Love Your Place and Black History Month

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We've curated a special short film block in honor of Black History Month.

Our series leads off with the acclaimed Segregated By Design. Grand Price Winner of the 2020 Better Cities Film Festival, it's an epic, animated tour de force based on Richard Rothsteins’ The Color of Law. 

Also included are four other short film gems: 11th Street Bridge, Chocolate Spokes, Bike Arlington Nonie, and Urban Lament.

Watch all five shorts for a single ticket! Screening now, and through the entire month of February.

Richard Rothstein, author of 'The Color of Law', narrates a fast-paced motion design film that illustrates the forgotten history of how all of the nation’s metropolitan areas became segregated by “de jure” segregation, racially explicit policy on the part of the federal, state and local governments. 'Segregated By Design' explores different subjects pertaining to residential segregation like many New Deal policies, racial zoning techniques like Redlining, the creation of slums, blockbusting, slum clearance, state-sponsored violence, the immense wealth gap between white families and African-American families, the effects of segregation and the constitutional remedy for the unconstitutional segregation.

  • Year
  • Runtime
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Mark Lopez
  • Screenwriter
    Mark Lopez, Richard Rothstein
  • Producer
    Mark Lopez
  • Cast
    Richard Rothstein