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  • #BlackLivesMatter

    #BlackLivesMatter

    We at Media Burn are saddened and horrified by the continued acts of violence against the Black community perpetrated by an unjust and rigged system. Our hearts go out to those grieving the loss of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, David McAtee and too many others.  We acknowledge that the change that needs to occur is within the institutions and minds of white Americans, including ourselves. We are relying on Black organizations and activists on the front lines … Continue reading

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  • Join us for a livestream of  Ghosts in the Machine May 18-22

    Join us for a livestream of Ghosts in the Machine May 18-22

    Can you trust the images and videos you see on TV and through social media? Ghosts in the Machine is a collaborative work by American and Russian filmmakers that questions our ability to tell fact from fiction in media. This experimental documentary also investigates the outsized role that the Russian-American rivalry plays in both nations’ collective imaginations and how that provides fertile ground for manipulation. The four filmmakers– Americans Dimitri Devyatkin and Lori Felker, and Russians Dmitrii Kalashnikov and Mikhail … Continue reading

  • Ghosts in the Machine

    Ghosts in the Machine is a collaborative work by American and Russian filmmakers that questions our ability to tell fact from fiction in media. The documentary also investigates the outsized role that the Russian-American rivalry plays in both nations’ collective imaginations and how that provides fertile ground for manipulation. The four filmmakers–Americans Dimitri Devyatkin and Lori Felker, and Russians Dmitrii Kalashnikov and Mikhail Zheleznikov–used archival footage from Media Burn to create the 65-minute film. The film was produced by Media … Continue reading

  • Natalie Moore

    Natalie Moore

    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 Natalie Moore, reporter at Chicago’s public radio station WBEZ and author of The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation. Continue reading

  • Charles Smith

    Charles Smith

    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 is with architect Charles Smith, a former organizer and leader with the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Continue reading

  • May 1: Media Burn in Conversation with Chicago Collections Consortium

    May 1: Media Burn in Conversation with Chicago Collections Consortium

    Friday, May 1, 2020 12:00 – 12:30 p.m Free Webinar Register HERE This Friday, Media Burn’s executive director Sara Chapman will be giving a virtual behind-the-scenes tour of our collections and work in a talk with Jeanne Long of the Chicago Collections Consortium. CCC is a consortium of libraries, museums, and other institutions with archives that collaborate to preserve and share the history and culture of the Chicago region. This will be the debut of their “Conversations with Chicago Collections” … Continue reading