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Friday, August 19, 2016

New Short Documentary Celebrates St. Louis

Posted By on Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 7:14 AM

click to enlarge SCREEN SHOT FROM CHURCH'S LOVES ST. LOUIS
  • screen shot from Church's Loves St. Louis
A new seven-minute documentary paying tribute to St. Louis and its residents has an unusual sponsor: Church's Chicken.

The documentary, which debuts locally below and has a nationwide rollout on Monday, is part of a short series of similar films made by the fried chicken spot. The first two featured Compton, California, and San Antonio.



The seven-minute film definitely makes a plug for Church's, but it also takes pains to show real people and dig far deeper than the touristy spots. Hey, it even talks about the Delmar Divide!

Filmed over five days, it features a series of local boosters: Josh Wilson, the executive director of Mission St. Louis; Rachel Witt, the executive director of the South Grand Community  Improvement District; James Watson of the Job and Leadership Training Program; Dwayne Ingram, the patient advocacy coordinator at St. Louis Children's Hospital; photographer Jon Alexander and, last but not least, Lakisha May, a trainer/general manager for Church's Chicken.

A spokeswoman for Church's explains St. Louis' selection, saying, "St. Louis is a community where our team members are integral parts of their neighborhoods. They have created communities around our restaurants and relationships with all our guests. All we strived to focus on is how people put their fears aside and unite to bring neighbors together."

You can watch the full film below.


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