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  • Continued to Death – [Mayor Bilandic at senior center]

    Continued to Death – [Mayor Bilandic at senior center]

    A short documentary about Organization of the Northeast (O.N.E.), a community group fighting Chicago’s housing court to keep affordable housing in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, which was facing rapid gentrification. The piece is followed by raw footage of Mayor Michael Bilandic addressing a group of senior citizens about the energy concerns of the city of Chicago. Continue reading

  • Happy Birthday Homemade TV (first composite)

    Happy Birthday Homemade TV (first composite)

    “Catch 21: Happy Birthday Homemade TV.” On the one year anniversary of the first airing of “Homemade TV,” producers share the best clips from past broadcasts. Continue reading

  • Homemade TV

    Homemade TV

    A 1972 airing of Homemade TV on Channel 21 in Rochester, New York. Produced by Portable Channel. The program features pieces that are primarily centered on the elderly in a senior apartment community. The videomakers also visited a nursing home and documented various senior events that took place around the area. Continue reading

  • A Few Old People Talk

    A Few Old People Talk

    A piece created by Communications for Change’s Documenting Social History Project. Numerous older people speak about their lives to various younger interviewers in hopes to bridge the communication gap from generation to generation. Continue reading

  • [Paper Roses raw: bingo]

    [Paper Roses raw: bingo]

    In 1975, the Chicago video collective Videopolis produced a documentary called “It’s a Living.” The tape was loosely based on Studs Terkel’s book, “Working,” which was a collection of interviews with ordinary people talking about their jobs. This hour-long program was shown on Channel 11 (WTTW) in Chicago. After the success of this tape, the videomakers were commissioned to make six half-hour shows that had the same type of mission. “Paper Roses” featured residents of the Chicago Housing Authority’s Clark-Irving Apartments, which provided low-rent housing for senior citizens. This tape features footage of bingo at the apartments. Continue reading

  • [Paper Roses raw: b-roll #2]

    [Paper Roses raw: b-roll #2]

    In 1975, the Chicago video collective Videopolis produced a documentary called “It’s a Living.” The tape was loosely based on Studs Terkel’s book, “Working,” which was a collection of interviews with ordinary people talking about their jobs. This hour-long program was shown on Channel 11 (WTTW) in Chicago. After the success of this tape, the videomakers were commissioned to make six half-hour shows that had the same type of mission. “Paper Roses” featured residents of the Chicago Housing Authority’s Clark-Irving Apartments, which provided low-rent housing for senior citizens. This tape contains b-roll of the interior and exterior of the complex. Continue reading

  • [Paper Roses raw: crocheting, dining hall]

    [Paper Roses raw: crocheting, dining hall]

    In 1975, the Chicago video collective Videopolis produced a documentary called “It’s a Living.” The tape was loosely based on Studs Terkel’s book, “Working,” which was a collection of interviews with ordinary people talking about their jobs. This hour-long program was shown on Channel 11 (WTTW) in Chicago. After the success of this tape, the videomakers were commissioned to make six half-hour shows that had the same type of mission. “Paper Roses” featured residents of the Chicago Housing Authority’s Clark-Irving Apartments, which provided low-rent housing for senior citizens. This tape contains footage of a crocheting group and mealtime at the dining hall. Continue reading

  • [Paper Roses raw: Gus and Gertrude Radon, sing-along, Mrs. Calssalio]

    [Paper Roses raw: Gus and Gertrude Radon, sing-along, Mrs. Calssalio]

    In 1975, the Chicago video collective Videopolis produced a documentary called “It’s a Living.” The tape was loosely based on Studs Terkel’s book, “Working,” which was a collection of interviews with ordinary people talking about their jobs. This hour-long program was shown on Channel 11 (WTTW) in Chicago. After the success of this tape, the videomakers were commissioned to make six half-hour shows that had the same type of mission. “Paper Roses” featured residents of the Chicago Housing Authority’s Clark-Irving Apartments, which provided low-rent housing for senior citizens. This tape features the continuation of an interview with Gus and Gertrude Radon, footage of a group sing-along led by Margaret Falkenberg, and an interview about the difficulty of retirement with Mrs. Cassalio. Continue reading