Screening: Historic Social Justice Videos

Premiere screenings with Q&A
Saturday Feb 23 and Sun Feb 24
NANCY BUCHANAN, whose breakthrough videos on art and politics are recognized worldwide, will be screening two Chicago premieres on February 23 at 7pm at Uri-Eichen Gallery and Feb 24 at 2pm at the National Public Housing Museum.

The videos are from the Message to the Grassroots TV series, produced by Michael Zinzun (1949-2006), a former Black Panther, tireless community organizer, and architect of the 1992 Watts gang truce. Nancy Buchanan, a Los Angeles artist who uses various media to bring social realities into view, was a key creative force in the production for its ten year run. Since Zinzun’s passing, she has acted to preserve his legacy and as many of the programs as possible.

Nancy will screen her powerful archival videos and lead a discussion about their relevance, Zinzun’s legacy, and how they impact our lives 40 years later.
The L.A. Uprising: Before, During, and Is It Over? (1992)
When: Saturday, February 23 from 7 PM – 9 PM
Where: Uri-Eichen Gallery, 2101 S Halsted St, Chicago, Illinois 60608
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/280298815968110
Trailer for “The L.A. Uprising: Before, During, and Is It Over?”
Watts Up? (1992)+ Each One, Teach One: The Legacy of Michael Zinzun (2007)
When: Sunday, February 24 from 2-4PM
Where: National Public Housing Museum, 625 N Kingsbury St, Chicago, IL 60654
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/378852549330063/
Trailer for “Watts Up?”

Fifteen episodes of Message to the Grassroots are now available to the public for the first time through the work of the Media Burn Archive and the support of the National Endowment for the Arts. 
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