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  • Tal Como Somos (Just As We Are)

    Tal Como Somos (Just As We Are)

    This documentary follows LGBTQ+ Latinx people, predominantly gay men, providing a look into their lives and experiences of being both Latinx and LGBTQ. The people the documentary focuses on talk about their struggles and joys, including HIV, homophobia, transphobia, marriage, family, and love.

  • [Dessa int.]

    [Dessa int.]

    Excerpt from Celeste Neuhaus’s experimental student documentary, focusing on Al Kohn’s life, involving an interview with the former resident, Dessa, of Al’s old storefront.



    An excerpt from Celeste Neuhaus’s experimental student documentary about Al Kohn, featuring a silent video recording of Dessa setting up her art installation in a park.

  • Doin’ It: Sex, Disability, and Videotape

    Doin’ It: Sex, Disability, and Videotape

    The Empowered Fe Fes, a peer group of young women aged 16 to 24 with different disabilities, strike again with their second video production, an insightful investigation into the truths about sex and disability. In the video, the Fe Fes educate themselves about sex from many angles by talking with activists and scholars. The viewer tags along on a date between a woman with a disability and her able-bodied boyfriend, exploring relationship issues of dating with a disability over a candle-lit dinner. See http://beyondmedia.org for more information.

  • Girls Best Friend Sunset Tribute

    Girls Best Friend Sunset Tribute

    Beyondmedia Education compiled a tribute to Girl’s Best Friend Foundation as the foundation came to a close in 2007 after 13 years of providing grant funding to organizations with the goal of promoting civil rights and social change for girls and young women. About Face Theatre, Access Living (Empowered Fe Fes), Alternatives, Inc. Girl World, Beyondmedia Education, Chicago Girl’s Coalition, Chicago Women’s Health Center, Family Matters, Girls in the Game, Global Girls Inc., Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health, Project Exploration, Sisters Empowering Sisters, Umoja (Women of Destiny), and Young Women’s Action Team come together in this tribute to thank Girl’s Best Friend Foundation for their support.

  • Turning a Corner (press promo)

    Turning a Corner (press promo)

    Turning a Corner tells the stories of people involved in the sex trade and their efforts to raise public awareness of systemic injustice and promote needed reforms. Created in a media activism workshop with over a dozen members of Prostitution Alternatives Round Table (PART), this groundbreaking film recounts their survival and triumph over homelessness, violence and discrimination, and gives rare insights into Chicago’s sex trade industry. The new version includes interview updates with many of the participants from the original film.

    Through Beyondmedia’s Women and Prison program, incarcerated women and girls, former prisoners and their families use media arts to voice their stories, promoting public dialogue, healing and community organizing. Since 1997, Beyondmedia has collaborated extensively with women and girls in prison and after their incarceration to create interdisciplinary, multimedia educational forums on women and prison.

  • Each One, Teach One: A Tribute to Michael Zinzun

    Each One, Teach One: A Tribute to Michael Zinzun

    A series of eulogies from the funeral of Michael Zinzun — the prominent Civil Rights activist — examine his life and impact on the world. This is done in the context of the Black Panther Party, as the Party’s manifesto is read out, each of the ten demands paralleling some part of Zinzun’s life or personal creed. The stories are truly amazing, and to position them within such a context is chillingly adept.

  • Thunder and Reins

    Thunder and Reins

    What does it take to be a Kentucky Derby winning jockey? From zero to 35 mph in a matter of seconds! Experience the strength, stamina, and courage it takes as each jockey guides you through wining the Kentucky Derby aboard a Thoroughbred racehorse full of heart. Seven world-class jockeys relive the most thrilling ride of their lives, describing how they use their entire bodies and the power of the reins to become champions in their finest hour. Seasoned racing writers Joe Drape and Billy Reed explain the complexities of a jockey’s job–the cunning and foresight that make Kentucky Derby jockeys some of the toughest, most competitive athletes in all of sports. Jockeys’ wives Rita Santos and Sheila Day share what it means to live with horse racing’s constant dangers and monumental successes. Trainers John Ward, Carl Nafzger, and John Sadler explain how they choose a jockey with the intelligence and skill needed to bring their Thoroughbred first under the wire at Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May.

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