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  • [Boy With a Microphone]

    0:06 Color bars. Cut to black. 2:15 Camera opens on a young boy sitting with a toy microphone. He walks around his house speaking into the microphone. He asks his father what he is doing and his mother to speak into the microphone. Some of his words are difficult to understand.  4:15 Footage of his father chopping dead limbs from live trees. The boy stands by a lake and talks about the water into the microphone, and then he does … Continue reading

  • [Harold in Gone]

    0:03 Color bars. 1:28 Camera opens on old black and white footage of a building. No audio. Cut between a conference and reporter waiting outside the building. Cars driving. Fast cuts between footage of crowds of people in the city. Harold Washington banner and bust. 9:20 Audio starts. People buy photos of Harold Washington. Black and white footage of campaigning with no audio. 11:29 Audio cuts in. Bag pipes playing on the street. Audio cuts out again. Footage of  people … Continue reading

  • [Meeting Ground]

    0:09 Camera opens on a panel discussion at the Chicago Cultural Center with an Indigenous Kayapo man from Brazil. A man translates for him. They discuss one of the ceremony videotapes that were shown to the audience. The cameraman asks a question about other groups that use video in the Amazon. Another person asks about conflict they’ve experienced. Questions are mostly inaudible. 7:20 They talk about objectification of culture. 9:28 The discussion ends.  9:49 Tape ends.

  • [Sister Connie]

    0:04 Camera opens inside a church. people walk around and talk before the ceremony starts.  1:00 Choir sings. Pastor introduces the ceremony. They pray and the ceremony begins. Choir performs throughout. Various people speak, read, and lead prayer. A woman performs a dance with a ribbon. 1:01:55 Ceremony breaks and people walk around and talk. Choir continues singing. Ceremony resumes. People take communion. Sister Connie speaks. The program transitions into an awards ceremony based on a House of Hope program … Continue reading

  • [End of Chicago Urban League]

    0:04 Open on a man speaking at a Chicago Urban League meeting. Roland Burris speaks about his political position and candidacy for mayor. 3:00 A woman asks what Burris would do to protect senior citizens from some of the danger on the streets if he were mayor. Meeting ends and people walk around and talk. A reporter asks Burris about why he is running as an independent candidate. He speaks with various community members who attended the meeting. 8:26 Cut … Continue reading

  • [November 13, 1993]

    0:09 Camera opens on a presentation about the indigenous Kayapo people of Brazil at the Chicago Cultural Center. A Kayapo man speaks in his native language, and another man translates for him. They watch parts of Kayapo ceremonies. They watch a naming ceremony, a soccer game, and a meeting. They speak about the preservation of Kayapo culture, and ask for help in buying equipment to continue recording and archiving the lives of Kayapo people. 26:00 Presentation ends. The two presenters … Continue reading

  • [1996 Bill Stamets]

    0:06 Camera opens on a planning committee for the 1996 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Mayor Richard M. Daley introduces people that have been working on the committee. He speaks about concerns surrounding the convention and the events going on in the city. 7:40 Daley introduces the Executive Director of the convention, Leslie Fox. She speaks about preparations for the convention that are ongoing. Daley introduces the Chief of Patrol, who speaks about the preparations of the Chicago Police Department … Continue reading

  • [Moving Pictures / Six Families]

    0:03 Color bars. 1:45 Bells playing and footage around the city of Chicago. Cut to footage of the people playing the church bells. Footage of them playing interspersed with footage people around the city. 5:00 Cut to a montage of different religious ceremonies and events. 11:52 A graduation ceremony. An opera house lobby before a show. Mayor Daley at a conference. A woman testifies about civil disobedience. Footage from different rallies, marches, and parades. Boy sings the national anthem at … Continue reading