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  • Revolutionary Video

    Revolutionary Video

    Part of the Global Perspectives on War and Peace Collection. Chuck Olin explains how camcorder video played an integral part in uniting the Czech people in a successful revolution.

  • In Small Places

    In Small Places

    Part of the Global Perspectives on War and Peace Collection.

  • The Monumental Work of Marc Chagall

    The Monumental Work of Marc Chagall

    Chuck Olin’s documentary on the making of Marc Chagall’s America Windows created for the Art Institute of Chicago.

  • The Monumental Art of Marc Chagall

    The Monumental Art of Marc Chagall

    French artist Marc Chagall creates The Four Seasons Mosaic for the city of Chicago. Director Chuck Olin uses the style of direct cinema along with interviews, to show Chagall’s artistic process, and the evolution of his piece from model to its final unveiling in Chicago.

  • Out Of The Silence: Fighting For Human Rights

    Out Of The Silence: Fighting For Human Rights

    Documentary made up of narration, archive footage, and current footage and interviews highlighting human rights struggles. The first half focuses on the victorious fight for human rights in Czechoslovakia, concentrating on methods of underground information dissemination, including samizdat literature and The Video Journal created by Czech dissidents. The second half focuses on the ongoing struggle for human rights in Guatemala. This main concentration is on the human rights workers and the Guatemalan government’s attempts to squelch them through beatings, kidnappings, and killings.

  • In Our Own Hands: The Hidden Story of the Jewish Brigade in World War II

    In Our Own Hands: The Hidden Story of the Jewish Brigade in World War II

    Documentary about the only all-Jewish fighting unit during WWII.

  • Murder of Fred Hampton, reel 1

    Murder of Fred Hampton, reel 1

    Documentary about the death of Fred Hampton, chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party. The film started out as a simple portrait of Hampton and features lots of footage of his powerful speeches. However, in 1969, Hampton was murdered in his bed at the Panther headquarters by the Chicago police. The event was extremely controversial as the police and the Black Panthers told drastically different versions of the events. The film became instrumental in proving the Panthers’ story that the police broke in to headquarters without warning and killed Hampton without resistance.

  • American Revolution II: Right On

    American Revolution II: Right On

    0:00 “American Revolution II: Right On.” Meeting of residents of Uptown with members of the Black Panther party. 0:35 Southern man, leader of Young Patriots, introduces Black Panther Bob Lee to speak to a group of people. 1:05 Lee introduces himself and explains that the Panthers want to help the people of Uptown because they face similar problems to the Panthers on the South and West sides of Chicago. 3:20 People from both groups talk about helping each other take […]

 
 
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