February 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Barber of Little Rock explores America’s widening racial wealth gap through the story of Arlo Washington, a local barber whose visionary approach to a just economy can be found in the mission of People Trust, the nonprofit community bank he founded.
Experiencing the effects of generational poverty and structural racism firsthand, Arlo understands his hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas, and the profound mistrust of financial institutions that have historically excluded his community from financial stability and economic mobility. Operating as the sole bank within a ten-mile radius, Arlo’s People Trust fosters economic progress for underserved and underbanked residents, providing an economic beacon of hope that could reshape the future of banking.
About the Film
Run Time: 35 minutes
The Barber of Little Rock is nominated for “Best Documentary Short Film” at the 2024 Academy Awards®.
This film is presented in partnership with the Arkansas Cinema Society.