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  • Image Union, episode 0005: Chicago Workers and Their Struggles

    Image Union, episode 0005: Chicago Workers and Their Struggles

    Labor/work-focused compilation episode of Image Union, hosted by Studs Terkel. It features several segments from the Illinois Labor History Society, “It’s a Living: When I Was a Worker Like LaVerne” by Skip Blumberg and Jane Aaron, “Uno Mas” by Mike Torro, Iris Bruno, and Jose Claudio, “Packingtown U.S.A. by William Adelman,” and “Winnie Wright, Age 11” and “Trick Bag” by Kartemquin Films.

  • [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.

  • Image Union, episode 0316

    Image Union, episode 0316

    Image Union episode featuring “Say Day-O” by Dennis Darmek.

  • Image Union, episode 0317

    Image Union, episode 0317

    Compilation episode of Image Union featuring “The Dirt Bike” by Dan Mostowki, “My Car” by Josiah Preston Halstead, and “Black Dawn” by Robin Lloyd.

  • Image Union, episode 0331

    Image Union, episode 0331

    Compilation episode of Image Union featuring “Crazy Frank” by Columbia College Film Department Visual Production Seminar, “Cheez Whiz” by Norm Bruns, “Wedding Song” by Mirko Popadic, and “Don’t Let it Bother You” by Dimitri M.

  • Image Union, episode 223: Bronx Baptism

    Image Union, episode 223: Bronx Baptism

    Image Union episode featuring “Bronx Baptism” by Dee Dee Halleck. Color film. Shot at a Puerto Rican Pentecostal Church in the Bronx during a mass baptism. Opens with title cards explaining the way the Pentecostal faith provides an inroads for Puerto Rican immigrants to find community in New York City. This video has Spanish audio with English subtitles.

  • Image Union, episode 0426

    Image Union, episode 0426

    An episode of Image Union featuring the work “One Sturdy String” by Mirko Popadic. A history of traditional Serbian music. Some footage from Popadic’s “Serbian Wedding” tape. We see the different ways Serbian Chicagoans incorporate this music into their lives, from extremely traditional performances to weddings to rock interpretations. We see footage of the Kapugi brothers playing the tamburitza. There is a lot of talk about the happiness produced by Serbian music and about the ways it combines with American music. Followed by “Studs Terkel at the Steel Mill” featuring Studs Terkel interviewing steel worker and organizer Alice Peurala.

  • Image Union, episode 0629: West Bank

    Image Union, episode 0629: West Bank

    An episode of the independent film and video showcase, Image Union, featuring “West Bank: Whose Promised Land?” by Esti Galili Marpet. A documentary about struggle between Israelis and Arabs in the Israeli occupied West Bank, a strip of land that has been a longtime subject of violent dispute. Includes interviews with several Israeli soldiers and settlers, several Palestinians, and several peace activists.

 
 
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