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  • A Mini Zone Project Demonstration

    A Mini Zone Project Demonstration

    Footage of housing issues in Chicago. This tape features two segments, one looking at porch repair and another at electrical upgrades to a building’s intercom system. Continue reading

  • Continued to Death – [Mayor Bilandic at senior center]

    Continued to Death – [Mayor Bilandic at senior center]

    A short documentary about Organization of the Northeast (O.N.E.), a community group fighting Chicago’s housing court to keep affordable housing in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, which was facing rapid gentrification. The piece is followed by raw footage of Mayor Michael Bilandic addressing a group of senior citizens about the energy concerns of the city of Chicago. Continue reading

  • [Abandoned Buildings in Uptown]

    [Abandoned Buildings in Uptown]

    This tape documents abandoned buildings in Chicago’s Uptown and Edgewater neighborhoods and discusses the dangers associated with them. Roberta Westmore of One Land Use Action, a subsidiary of the Organization of the Northeast, leads the camera through the various violations at several buildings. This is followed by raw footage of a city hearing on mortgage redlining by local banks in Uptown, and then footage of a tenants meeting. Continue reading

  • A Celebration of the Life of Studs Terkel, 10-minute version

    A Celebration of the Life of Studs Terkel, 10-minute version

    This tape features a ten minute edited version of the Studs Terkel memorial service that took place on January 30, 2009 at the Chicago Cultural Center. The video offers a brief summary of the night, highlighting some of the stand-out moments of the event. Nearly five hundred people gathered to honor Terkel’s memory. Good friends and colleagues share their personal stories and thoughts on Terkel’s life and legacy. Terkel’s son, Dan Terkell, also shares a few kind words about his father. Continue reading

  • A Celebration of the Life of Studs Terkel

    A Celebration of the Life of Studs Terkel

    This tape documents the Celebration of the Life of Studs Terkel held at the Chicago Cultural Center on January 30, 2009. Over four hundred people gathered for this occasion to pay tribute to Terkel’s life and work. Studs’ close friends, admirers, and colleagues share their stories about the man and the life he lived. Terkel’s son, Dan Terkell, also says a few words about his father at the end of the evening. Continue reading

  • Image Union, episode 0021

    Image Union, episode 0021

    Compilation episode of Image Union featuring “Street Show Auditions” by Drew Brown, Annette Barbier, Jerry Moyemont, and Jim Fahrenwald, “Rock Against Racism” by Jim Nitti and Jim Pasta, “Voices of the People” by Nancy Cruz, Sandra Ortiz, Mirko Popadic, Sandra Rogers, and Denise Zaccardi, and “Continued to Death” by Scott Jacobs, Tony Medici, and Mirko Popadic. Continue reading

  • 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. Continue reading

  • 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. Continue reading