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  • Image Union, episode 0729

    Image Union, episode 0729

    “Reclaiming America” is a short documentary about the American Agriculture Movement’s 1985 protest in front of the Chicago Board of Trade. The protesters, family farmers, target futures trading and the speculative shorting tactics used in the financial system. 49 protesters were arrested over two days. Footage focuses on speeches from Wayne Cryts, president of the American Agricultural Movement. Continue reading

  • Image Union, episode 0618

    Image Union, episode 0618

    “Uptown Christian Soldiers” is a short, well-balanced documentary about Jesus People USA in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. JPUSA offers emergency housing, long-term housing for disadvantaged persons, and a daily meal program. JPUSA also operates several small businesses in the neighborhood. Program features interviews from administrators, community members, former members, and the families of members. There is also footage from within the dining halls of the ministry and the dormitories bought by the church. Continue reading

  • Image Union, episode 0435

    Image Union, episode 0435

    “Cocaine Express” is a short documentary about the experiences of photographer Henry Herr Gill and writer Rick Soll, journalists for the Chicago Sun Times. They describe the details and enormous scale of the underground drug trade between the United States and nations in South America. The footage is mostly black and white photographic stills with Gill and Soll narrating. They trace their steps through different South and Central American towns, and talk about various characters and situations they encountered along the way. Continue reading

  • [Tom Weinberg video for Silver Circle Award]

    [Tom Weinberg video for Silver Circle Award]

    Short highlight reel of Tom Weinberg’s career for his Silver Circle Award presented by the Chicago / Midwest chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Continue reading

  • Image Union: Municipal Mirth

    Image Union: Municipal Mirth

    An episode of the independent film and video showcase, Image Union, featuring a videotape on Chicago’s neighborhood festival program in the summer of 1979. Continue reading

  • Image Union, episode 0628: Nicaragua

    Image Union, episode 0628: Nicaragua

    A documentary about the U.S. citizens who are living in Nicaragua and are opposed to the Reagan administration policy towards Nicaragua, including the possibility of a U.S. invasion. Continue reading

  • Image Union, episode 0009: Women

    Image Union, episode 0009: Women

    Hour long compilation episode of Image Union featuring “Jane Byrne Election Night” by Cindy Neal and Lilly Ollinger,”La Traviata” by Catherine DeJong, “Four Women Over 80″ by Max Greenberg, an excerpt from “Two is Better” by Jane Gaines, “Rugby Women” by Eleanor Boyer, a tape from the Community TV Network, “Curtain” by Barbara Laitham, an excerpt from “Self Defense” by Michelle Citron, and “Girls Talk Liberation” by Lilly Ollinger. 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