Celebration of Chicago Filmmakers
This exciting program was designed to highlight wonderful projects from Chicago based filmmakers.
The Robben Island Singers originated from within the Robben Island Prison, in South Africa, where Nelson Mandela was held for nearly 30 years. We will get to hear from the documentarian, Jeff Spitz, and see clips from the documentary still in development, including clips from their visit to Trinity United Church of Christ! The Revenge of Emmett Till chronicles Brother Till’s story through the eyewitness account of his cousin, Simeon Wright, highlighting the impact of his story through interviews, including Lupe Fiasco. Finally, 34 Days: Hungry For Justice is a short documentary about the hunger strikers that fought successfully to keep Dyett High School from closing.