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Spanish Lake (2014)

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Spanish Lake is a bold and uncompromising documentary focused on economic oppression in the suburb of Spanish Lake, Missouri. Operating without a local government, the lack of community leadership has disastrous effects, including a mass exodus of the white population in the late 1990's. The themes of the film parallel America's growing political divide, underlying racism, and rise of anti-government sentiment. Highlighted in the film is a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case from 1971, spearheaded by then HUD Secretary George Romney, which changed the course of public housing for the nation. (c) Official Facebook

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"Spanish Lake" offers an instructive look at the forces that have shaped a single troubled community - economically, racially and otherwise.

December 15, 2014 | Full Review…

A thoughtful, even-handed account of the rise and fall of the title Missouri community.

November 5, 2014 | Full Review…

Spanish Lake is a heartbreaker, but it's got hope in it.

August 20, 2014 | Full Review…

This is a fascinating story ... But as a movie, "Spanish Lake" misses the opportunity to include other voices.

June 12, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

A timely documentary taking a sobering look at life along the color line in an idyllic Missouri community located near Ferguson where life was irreversibly altered by integration followed by white flight.

December 15, 2014 | Rating: 4/4

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