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  • [Chicago Crossings: Bridges and Boundaries, reel 72; Spertus Museum]

    [Chicago Crossings: Bridges and Boundaries, reel 72; Spertus Museum]

    Continuing from tape K287-28, the Kartemquin crew interviews the students and instructors who took part in the mural project done in conjunction with the Spertus Museum of Judaica’s 1992 exhibition “Bridges and Boundaries.” In this tape, they primarily talk to the two instructors, Esther and Kiela, about their experiences with the mural project and why they decided to participate. Continue reading

  • [Chicago Crossings: Bridges and Boundaries, reel 71; Spertus Museum]

    [Chicago Crossings: Bridges and Boundaries, reel 71; Spertus Museum]

    A roundtable interview with the students and instructors who created the mural done in conjunction with the Spertus Museum of Judaica’s 1992 exhibition “Bridges and Boundaries.” They read from lists of stereotypes that the students created and talk about the effect of creating and reading those lists. 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 Crossings: Bridges and Boundaries, reel 23; Joel Feldman]

    [Chicago Crossings: Bridges and Boundaries, reel 23; Joel Feldman]

    In an interview with Kartemquin Films for their 1994 documentary, “Chicago Crossings: Bridges and Boundaries,” artist Joel Feldman talks about “Jewishness,” his upbringing in Washington D.C., and presents his opinions regarding the politics of racism. Continue reading

  • In Plain English

    In Plain English

    University of Oregon’s students of color discuss what race means in terms of their experiences on and off campus. The video is a procession of talking heads, positioning the students as points of authority while also encouraging the viewer to consider their own expectations and ideas of race. Continue reading

  • Bongo

    Bongo

    This tape appears to be raw or crudely edited footage (perhaps a very rough cut) from a documentary about the 1992 riots in Los Angeles sparked by the acquittal of the police officers who beat Rodney King. The first 15 minutes are taken up by an interview with Bongo, an African-American artist and business owner in South Central Los Angeles. Bongo’s comments, which are often very passionate and animated, center on the racist mistreatment of African-Americans, particularly African-Americans i n Los Angeles. The remainder of the tape is raw footage shot in Los Angeles following the riots. Most of the shots are of National Guardsmen patrolling the streets on foot and in armored vehicles. These images make Los Angeles look eerily similar to occupied Baghdad. Continue reading

  • Image Union, episode 0021

    Image Union, episode 0021

    Compilation episode of Image Union featuring “Street Show Auditions” by Drew Brown, Annette Barbier, Jerry Moyemont, and Jim Fahrenwald, “Rock Against Racism” by Jim Nitti and Jim Pasta, “Voices of the People” by Nancy Cruz, Sandra Ortiz, Mirko Popadic, Sandra Rogers, and Denise Zaccardi, and “Continued to Death” by Scott Jacobs, Tony Medici, and Mirko Popadic. Continue reading

  • Marquette Park II

    Marquette Park II

    A documentary on a Neo-Nazi rally in Marquette Park, Chicago, on July 9, 1978 features footage from inside the Neo-Nazi headquarters in Chicago (led by Frank Collin) and protesters in Marquette Park. In the headquarters they discuss logistics, chit-chat, and organize themselves for the rally. In the park beforehand we see people gathering (both anti-Nazis and Neo-Nazis) and police organizing themselves for the rally. Filmed by Tom Palazzolo and Mark Rance. Continue reading