U City Sleuths
A hundred years ago, E.G. Lewis’ utopian vision was to create an town where like-minded people of diverse backgrounds interact. This town became known as University City. Today, a group of aspiring, young filmmakers from the University City High School have made a motion picture to chronicle this community’s creation and development.
Fascinating stories produced by local filmmakers and introduced to us through HEC-TV's partnership with University City's Commission for Local Origination Programming (CALOP). Different hosts interview each of the filmmakers and their films are shown in their entirety.
U City Sleuths
Elegy to Connie
Elegy to Connie is an Animated Documentary that evaluates the 2008 shootings at Kirkwood City Hall, told through stories from Connie’s closest friends.
A Show of Strength
An inspirational story that captures the transformative power of art in the lives of those not typically afforded such opportunities.
Jim Crow to Barack Obama
An inter-generational conversation between African Americans from today’s generation and their elders who were forced to grew up during the Jim Crow era.
There are 22 more episodes of Liquid Light.
Ride Hard, Turn Left
A look at the velodrome in north St. Louis' Penrose Park and the racing that has taken place there the past 50 years. The track, situated in the middle-class African American Penrose neighborhood, has been the home of St. Louis track racers since 1962.