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  • Chicago Tonight, no. 4211

    Chicago Tonight, no. 4211

    Episode of the WTTW show Chicago Tonight, featuring segments on immigration, the film “United 93,” and The Pump Room restaurant.

  • [Howard Zinn raw #86: Zinn speaks about the Patriot Act]

    [Howard Zinn raw #86: Zinn speaks about the Patriot Act]

    In a 2003 speech, Zinn examines the Patriot Act and the U.S.’s involvement in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

  • Newshour: Chicago Iraqis

    Newshour: Chicago Iraqis

    Chicago Iraqis are interviewed about the presence of American forces in Iraq, consequences of violent bombings, and Iraq’s future after Saddam Hussein.

  • [Chicago Iraqis]

    [Chicago Iraqis]

    A segment about Iraqi immigrants in Chicago and their opinions on Iraqi revolution as well as American intervention in Iraq.

  • [Busia & Cioc raw #2]

    [Busia & Cioc raw #2]

    This tape contains raw footage for “Busia and Cioc” by Valjean McLenighan. McLenighan visits two of her elderly relatives in their apartment and interviews them about their experiences as Polish immigrants to Chicago near the turn of the century. The close-knit encounter of four women in the kitchen leads to an intimate discussion of the immigrant experience and the myth of the American Dream.

  • [Busia & Cioc raw #1]

    [Busia & Cioc raw #1]

    This tape contains raw footage for “Busia and Cioc” by Valjean McLenighan. McLenighan visits two of her elderly relatives in their apartment and interviews them about their experiences as Polish immigrants to Chicago near the turn of the century. The close-knit encounter of four women in the kitchen leads to an intimate discussion of the immigrant experience and the myth of the American Dream.

  • [Transfer of Lithuanian woman – Youth conference]

    [Transfer of Lithuanian woman – Youth conference]

    0:00 An elderly Lithuanian woman is interviewed while working in on a factory line sorting defective machine parts. She describes her pleasure in decorating her workstation with flowers. She reads some of the German philosophical quotations about loneliness and death (which make her giggle) that she keeps at her station to exercise her mind. She is very friendly and is disappointed when the interview is done so quickly. (B&W) 6:35 Black. 6:39 This material was taped over for the Lithuanian […]

  • [The 90’s raw: Post Visa lottery]

    [The 90’s raw: Post Visa lottery]

    Raw footage for the award-winning series The 90’s. Eddie Tape #79. Outside the United States Post Office in Merrifield, Virginia, 1991 after the first immigration visa lottery. Nearly 19 million applications were submitted by mail for the 40,000 open slots. The lottery was an attempt to give a boost to several under-represented countries, including Ireland. An official, Hank, explains the logistics from the USPS perspectives of the incredible volume of mail sent to the State Department during this process.

 
 
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