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A View of Chicago

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ClassGraphic Chicago is a city rich in culture and opportunity. It is also a city with serious social problems that range from inequity in education to joblessness, homelessness, and violence. The focus of this study group will be on Chicago’s social problems through the documentarian’s lens. The best documentaries pay close attention to story and let the social relevance emerge from the narrative. Whether the issue is related to education, race, housing, politics, or criminal justice, documentaries can often shed light on subjects that don’t receive enough attention from the media. The importance of these films does not end with the completion of the film. Join us as we explore the background and context through discussion, and view social-issue documentaries examining some of these vital issues in our city. We hope to invite local filmmakers and/or others involved in these relevant issues to participate. Films under consideration for viewing include: Exit Zero, The Area, Louder Than A Bomb, The Interrupters, America to Me, and Dreamcatcher.

Class Details

4 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

Wieboldt Hall

Sydnye Cohen 



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
1/17/2019 - 2/7/2019 Weekly - Thu 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Sydnye Cohen  ClassRoom