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  • 8/14/20: Virtual Talks with Video Activists: Laurie Little

    8/14/20: Virtual Talks with Video Activists: Laurie Little

    For the fifth in our series of events highlighting video activists and pioneers, Media Burn was joined on August 14th by Laurie Little. Little presented a collection of short films and trailers, with the goal of covering a wide variety of her videomaking career. In conjunction with the event, she has enabled online access to her films “Sisters March” and “Totalité,” which are discussed in the event but not presented in full. “Sisters March”, one of Little’s most recent films, … Continue reading

  • Gun violence in Chicago: then as now

    Gun violence in Chicago: then as now

    Walking to school: usually a quick and unmemorable trip. That wasn’t the case for Dantrell Davis on the 13th of October in 1992. Just seven years old at the time, Davis was murdered by a bullet meant for a rival gang member, fired by Anthony Garrett. Just as in 1992, the senseless deaths of dozens of Chicagoans is once again at the top of newsreels. This July, 105 gun deaths occured in Chicago — more than double the total from … Continue reading

  • 7/30/20: Virtual Talks with Video Activists: Skip Blumberg

    7/30/20: Virtual Talks with Video Activists: Skip Blumberg

    Media Burn is proud to announce that we’ll be joined by Skip Blumberg in the fourth of our events spotlighting pioneers of videomaking. Continue reading

  • Documentary Project on COVID-19

    Documentary Project on COVID-19

    This summer, we are welcoming five student interns who are working on a video project to document their observations, thoughts, and reflection during the pandemic. Currently staying in different cities in the US and around the world, they are all excited to share their unique experiences and stories through short videos.  During the past few weeks, every one of them has made a short video that introduces themselves as well as their project ideas to you all. Check out these videos … Continue reading

  • Timuel Black

    Camera original footage shot for the documentary ’63 Boycott from Kartemquin Films. ’63 Boycott is a thirty-minute documentary and web project highlighting the stories of participants in the 1963 Chicago Public School (CPS) Boycott (also known as Freedom Day). One of the largest Civil Rights demonstrations in the city’s history, on October 22, 1963, a coalition of civil rights groups, local activists, and 250,000 students staged a mass boycott and demonstration against the Chicago Board of Education to protest racial segregation and inadequate resources for Black students. This interview features Timuel Black, a long-time Civil Rights activist, educator, and historian of African-American history. In the 1960s Black served as an adviser to Martin Luther King, Jr. and led the Chicago contingent to the 1963 March on Washington. Continue reading

  • 7/23/20: Virtual Talks with Video Activists: Tom Weinberg

    7/23/20: Virtual Talks with Video Activists: Tom Weinberg

    Join Media Burn’s founder, Tom Weinberg, for the third in our series of events focused on video pioneers. Continue reading

  • 7/16/20: Virtual Talks with Video Activists: Eleanor Boyer

    7/16/20: Virtual Talks with Video Activists: Eleanor Boyer

    Be sure to sign up for Media Burn’s mailing list to hear about future events! Video continues to be a force in generating social change and exposing the realities of life in America. Media Burn Archive is proud to announce the second installment in our new series of screenings and discussions with pioneers of video art and activism. This week we’ll be joined by Eleanor Boyer, a Chicagoan videomaker who has worked in video activism since the 1970s. We hope … Continue reading

  • “Comic Relief” by Ira Schneider

    “Comic Relief” by Ira Schneider

    Ira Schneider constructed this 45-minute compilation of his works for an event hosted by Media Burn in the summer of 2020. Continue reading

 
 
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