Black History Month

Video Lab: South Side Home Movie Project

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Explore the power of personal storytelling with Jacqueline Stewart, the director of the South Side Home Movie Project. In celebration of Black History Month, she’ll share her passion for archiving local stories to show the diverse histories and cultures of Chicago’s South Side. You’ll get hands-on with iPad and Apple Pencil to explore how to organize an archive of movies and photos.

For sessions with amplified sound, hearing loop technology is available on request.

Jacqueline Stewart

Director and Professor

Jacqueline Stewart is the Director of Arts + Public Life initiative at the University of Chicago. She directs the South Side Home Movie Project and the Cinema 53 screening and discussion series.

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South Side Home Movie Project

Film Preservation Project

The South Side Home Movie Project is an initiative to collect, preserve, and research home movies made by residents of Chicago’s South Side. The project aims to fill gaps in history for future generations.

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More about Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month, learn from dynamic creators who are changing cultural narratives through visual arts, photography, poetry, dance, film, and more. Join creative sessions to connect, collaborate, and be inspired from February 1–29.

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