SHORT DOCS BLOCK: PORTRAIT

Amazing Grace

“Amazing Grace” explores the treatment of women in the legal industry from the 1940’s through today. Specifically, peers, professors and law firms told Grace Day that women weren’t welcome in the field of law. She was the lone woman in her law school class in 1948 and endured torment from fellow students and teachers who believed women did not belong in the classroom or the courtroom. A number of Missouri attorneys and judges are featured in this trailblazer film. You’ll fall in love with St. Joe’s Grace Day, a woman who beat the odds and won over her enemies.

The Radical Jew

Baruch Marzel is one of the leaders of Israel’s far-right. Living in Hebron, the most violent city in the Israel-Palestine conflict, his activism and antics have made him a household name within Israel, yet he remains relatively unknown outside the region. In this Errol Morris-esque film, Baruch invites us into his psyche, sharing with us the viewpoints and life experiences that have led the United States and Israeli governments to label him a terrorist.