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  • Somewhere To Go, Someone To Hear: Battered Women Speak

    Four women, who were victims of physical and emotional abuse, find support in a self-help group. This video, edited from material recorded at one of their weekly meetings, gives insight into the nature of domestic abuse and the problems women face in overcoming that situation. The self-help project was originated by Barbara Stewart, Chicago Department of Human Services Victim/Witness Advocacy Program, and Marcia Alpert, Loop Center YWCA Women’s Services Staff.
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  • Festival De Mujeres

    Taped at the first-ever women’s street fair held in Pilsen, a predominantly Latinx, working-class neighborhood in Chicago. The event was organized by Mujeres Latinas in Accion to showcase Latinx women’s culture and to provide information about social services, health services and recreational opportunities available for women. The video captures the activity and color of the fair and features readings by poets Salima Rivera and Marta Callazo. Comments by organizers, participants and local residents give insight into the role of Latinx women in society at that time. Produced, videotaped, and edited by Eleanor Boyer and Karen Peugh with a grant from the Illinois Arts Council. Continue reading

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  • Labor Day – East Chicago

    Labor Day – East Chicago

    Tom Palazzolo’s documentary of Labor Day festivities in the blue-collar East Side of Chicago. Organized by the East Side Lions Club, Labor Day’s 1978 celebrations included amateur boxing, clowns and the crowning of Miss East Side 1978 from among her subjects. Continue reading

  • TVTV: Diary of the Video Guerrillas

    TVTV: Diary of the Video Guerrillas

    00:00 Countdown.  Short clips from several TVTV programs, including “Four More Years,” “Lord of the Universe,” “Adland,” “The Iranian Embassy,” “The Good Times are Killing Me,” “Superbowl,” “TVTV looks at the Oscars,” “Hard Rain,” “Super Vision,” and “The TVTV Show.” 2:02 Charles Allen, the Senior Vice President at KCET talks about the history and effects of television. He introduces the group, True Value Television (TVTV) and six team members that they will be speaking with during this program. “TVTV: Diary … Continue reading

  • Pieces of Manley

    Footage shot for documentary about Manley High School on the West Side of Chicago, and their successful basketball team. Continue reading

  • Cynthia Kisser Interview #3; Jesus People, USA

    Cynthia Kisser Interview #3; Jesus People, USA

    This video contains a rehashing of the last bit of 16401 as well as interviews of members of Jesus People, USA. Continue reading

  • The Eighties in Retrospect: A Documentary

    The Eighties in Retrospect: A Documentary

    “The 80s in Retrospect” is a mockumentary produced in 1979. The documentary “begins” in the middle of the footage (10:06), and features a series of mock commercials, scenes from a New Year party, a scene within a restaurant, and a soliloquy in a train station. The tone of the “documentary” shifts between comedic irreverence and earnest social criticism. The beginning of the footage (before 10:06) establishes the basic premise that polluted radio and television waves sent from Earth are being re-broadcast to Earth from a “space” Haight-Ashbury. The “documentary” footage, then, shows the “polluted” nature of television and radio media. Produced by The Anybody You Choose Video Group at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Continue reading

 
 
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