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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

  • [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

  • Say So

    Raw footage from a test run of a show that eventually became the talk show “Say So.” This episode features four guests discussing the cultural and social divide that separates city dwellers from suburban residents. Guests include: John Rogers, an African-American investment banker and resident of Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood; Donna Blue Lachman, a playwright, director, actress and resident of Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood; Bill Sampson, a professor at Northwestern University, and African-American resident of Evanston; and Judy Markey, newspaper columnist/writer, and Wilmette resident. Guests delve into race, culture, economics, education, and attitudes about living in the city vs. living in the suburbs. Continue reading

  • Image Union, episode 0626

    Image Union, episode 0626

    The episode of Image Union features the documentary “Information Withheld” by Juan Downey. The documentary focuses on signs and symbols used around the world. 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