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  • [Chicago Crossings: Bridges and Boundaries, reel 85; Ray Price]

    [Chicago Crossings: Bridges and Boundaries, reel 85; Ray Price]

    Kartemquin Films interviews Raymon Price, Curator at the DuSable Museum of African American History, about the Spertus Museum of Judaica’s 1992 exhibition “Bridges and Boundaries,” which was originally intended to be a joint exhibition with DuSable. In this tape, Price talks about how the exhibition might have been different with his involvement, and speculations about the potential for the project as a whole that Price feels went unmet. Continue reading

  • [Chicago Crossings: Bridges and Boundaries, reel 82]

    [Chicago Crossings: Bridges and Boundaries, reel 82]

    Kartemquin Films interviews Morrie Fred, Director of the Spertus Museum of Judaica, about their 1992 exhibition Chicago Crossings: Bridges and Boundaries. The interview takes place after the exhibition has been finished and on display in the museum, and Fred discusses the risks involved in doing a gallery exhibition about potentially controversial issues. Continue reading

  • Image Union, episode 0805

    Image Union, episode 0805

    Film made with the Kwakwaka’wakw Indians (also called the Kwakiutl) of British Columbia about their struggles to preserve their cultural heritage. As an introduction to the piece, Chuck Olin explains that the documentary was not made simply about the tribe from the point of view of an outsider, it was made with them and for their own use. The potlach was a fundamental part of the Kwakiutl’s culture and economy. However, the Canadian government declared it illegal, and in the 1920s they interrupted a potlach held by this tribe and stole all of the tribe’s important artifacts. The tape celebrates the return of these artifacts t o the tribe and the building of a cultural center to house them. The film also deals with the tribe’s attempts to preserve their language and culture. Continue reading

  • The 90’s, episode 104

    The 90’s, episode 104

    Episode 104 of the award-winning TV series, The 90’s. This episode features the following segments: Continue reading

  • [Chicago Slices raw: Hip Hop]

    [Chicago Slices raw: Hip Hop]

    Raw footage for “Chicago Slices,” a television series about life in and around Chicago. This video starts with a few minutes of footage of children doing a Chicago Slices promo. This is followed by footage of Ivan Watkins, who introduces us to his friends Julian, Andrew, and Duro, who are part of the rap group Kinetic Order. They discuss hip hop culture, and then head over to Duro’s house, where they meet up with another friend and circle up to freestyle rap. Continue reading

  • [Chicago Slices raw: Tai Chi In Chinatown]

    [Chicago Slices raw: Tai Chi In Chinatown]

    Raw footage for “Chicago Slices,” a television series about life in Chicagoland. This video features a trip to a park in Chinatown, where a group gathers to practice tai chi. Videomaker Skip Blumberg interviews instructor Larry So and his older, female Chinese students, while younger Chinese teens in the park question its validity as real exercise. Continue reading

  • [Chicago Slices raw: The Baffler Magazine]

    [Chicago Slices raw: The Baffler Magazine]

    THE BAFFLER, twenty-something, intellectual, post-modern, theoretical magazine: Matt Palm interviews THOMAS FRANK and DAVID MULCAHEY, editors and creators. Continue reading

  • [The 90’s raw: Seville dancers]

    [The 90’s raw: Seville dancers]

    Raw footage for the award-winning TV series The 90’s. Footage of people dancing in traditional outfits in Sevilla [Seville], Spain. Continue reading