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Segregated by Design

Made by

Mark Lopez and Silkworm Studio

Lead Artist

David Perlick-Molinari


We teamed up with award-winning director and motion design artist Mark Lopez and his studio Silkworm to bring Richard Rothstein’s pivotal book The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America to visual life in a fully animated 18 minute documentary film. With over 200K views on vimeo, a coveted Vimeo Staff Pick, a premiere at the American Documentary Film Festival, and countless screenings across the country the impact of the film is growing quickly.

Examine the forgotten history of how our federal, state and local governments unconstitutionally segregated every major metropolitan area in America through law and policy.

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Directed by Mark Lopez
Written by Mark Lopez & Richard Rothstein
Narrated by Richard Rothstein
Designed & Animated by Mark Lopez
Music, Sound Design & Mix by YouTooCanWoo

YouTooCanWoo post-production team:
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 by Austin Mendenhall and David Perlick-Molinari
Mix by David Perlick-Molinari
Production management by Lea Wülferth

A Silkworm Studio Film