“Segregated by Design” Documentary (Repost)

Originally posted here in April 2019, the Stash crew believes Mark Lopez’s animated documentary “Segregated By Design” has taken on a new level of relevance given current tensions in the US and deserves your full attention.

The 17-minute reveals the dark history of how federal, state, and local governments unconstitutionally segregated major metropolitan areas in the US through law and policy.

Lopez based his passion-project on the book “The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America” by Richard Rothstein, who also narrates.

Director/designer/animator Mark Lopez “Without being aware of the unconstitutional residential policies the United States government enacted during the middle of the twentieth century, one might have a negative view today of neighborhoods where African Americans live or even of African Americans themselves.

“We can compensate for this unlawful segregation through a national political consensus that leads to legislation. And this will only happen if the majority of Americans understand how we got here.

“Like Jay-Z said in a recent New York Times interview, ‘you can’t have a solution until you start dealing with the problem: What you reveal, you heal.’

“This is the major challenge at hand: to educate fellow citizens of the unconstitutional inequality that we’ve woven and, on behalf of our government, accept responsibility to fix it.”
 
Segregated By Design documentary by Mark Lopez | STASH MAGAZINE

Segregated By Design documentary by Mark Lopez | STASH MAGAZINE

Segregated By Design documentary by Mark Lopez | STASH MAGAZINE

Segregated By Design documentary by Mark Lopez | STASH MAGAZINE

Segregated By Design documentary by Mark Lopez | STASH MAGAZINE

Segregated By Design documentary by Mark Lopez | STASH MAGAZINE

Segregated By Design documentary by Mark Lopez | STASH MAGAZINE

Segregated By Design documentary by Mark Lopez | STASH MAGAZINE

Segregated By Design documentary by Mark Lopez | STASH MAGAZINE

Director: Mark Lopez
Writers: Mark Lopez, Richard Rothstein
Designer/animator: Mark Lopez

Music/sound design/mix: YouTooCanWoo
Lead composer: David Perlick-Molinari
Composers: Zach Abramson, Chris Connors, Devin Johnson, Austin Mendenhall, Deidre Muro, Derek Muro, Robert Perlick-Molinari, Jake St. John
Sound design: Austin Mendenhall, David Perlick-Molinari
Mix: David Perlick-Molinari
Production management: Lea Wülferth

A Silkworm Studio Film
 
 

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