Millennium Discovers: St. Louis Superman - Filmmaker Q&A

Discovery / Lifestyle

The Academy nominated filmmakers of ‘St. Louis Superman,’ Smriti Mundhra and Sami Khan, talk to Al Jazeera English about how it feels to be nominated for an Oscar, the importance of the story and what they’ll be wearing on the red carpet.

‘St. Louis Superman’ tells the story of Bruce Franks Jr., a Ferguson activist and battle rapper who was elected to the overwhelmingly white and Republican Missouri House of Representatives, must overcome both personal trauma and political obstacles to pass a critical bill for his community.

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92nd Academy® Awards Nominee for Best Documentary Short Subject
Winner – Best Documentary Short, 2019 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
Special Jury Mention – Documentary Competition, 2019 Tribeca Film Festival
Audience Award for Best Short – AFI DOCS 2019
Winner – Best Documentary Short – Indy Short Film Festival 2019
Winner – Audience Awards for Nonfiction Short – Traverse City Film Festival 2019
Shortlist – Cinema Eye Honors 2019
Shortlist – IDA Documentary Awards 2019
Shortlist – DOC NYC 2019

Directed by Smriti Mundhra & Sami Khan

Witness is the award-winning documentary strand of Al Jazeera English that celebrates independent filmmaking and stories challenging dominant views that reflect the human experience.