|"Beats of Smiles" |
Amr Ahmed | Music video/spoken word/animation | 05:01
Two Loyola College students bring Chicago together every week through their very unique dance and music style. Their exploration of Chicago's cultures makes them the signature of Chicago culture.
Chris Folkens | Music video/spoken word/animation | 04:36
"HOME" is an experimental film piece utilizing spoken word poetry to showcase the diversity of Chicago, then illustrate how our combined efforts toward education, love, and family all lead us to a brighter future...where Chicago is truly "home" to everyone.
|"In This Together" |
J. Andrew Ramsey | Music video/spoken word/animation | 02:30
Three up-and-coming Chicago poets were asked to write a poem about what unity means to them. Here's the result.
|1700% Project: Mistaken for Muslim |
Anida Yoeu Ali | Music video/spoken word/animation | 05:03
In this video, narratives collide with music, poetry and politics to create a complex and layered experience. A poet, dancer, angel, prisoner converge with community to speak, deflect, and intervene against racial profiling and hate crimes. This convergence exemplifies a spirit of defiance and resistance from communities of people who refuse to end in violence. This spoken word video is a collabor/ ... More
|Abnormality by D-Nick The Microphone Misfit |
Melvin A. Lyons | Music video/spoken word/animation | 02:23
Health and wellness enthusiast, B-Boy Super Inlight reached out to D-Nick The Microphone Misfit to compose a song, for the opening of Graffiti and Grub, a natural foods store on the Chicago's South Side. They use Hip Hop culture, as a way of inspiring different types of people to eat healthy. The result was this song, "Abnormality" which takes its chorus from the definition of the word healthy. T ... More
SPIRIT OF SPACE | Music video/spoken word/animation | 02:05
Iraqi-born architect Zaha Hadid and UNStudio recently created two temporary pavilions in Chicagoâ��s Millennium Park. About her designs she admits, "...I want them to connect, to form a new kind of landscape, to flow together with contemporary cities and the lives of their peoples." This film reflects the city and its people coming together in a celebration of color. The ephemeral nature of t. ... More
Animate Objects | Music video/spoken word/animation | 04:32
"El Dorado" is the first single from Animate Objects' debut album, "Riding In Fast Cars With Your Momma," and won Best Hip-Hop Song in the 2008 Independent Music Awards. This playful motion graphic video was shot in Chicago and the backgrounds are based on children's drawings. Animate Objects is a live band hip-hop group based in Chicago, IL USA.
|Love Has Spoken|
Sean Fahey | Music video/spoken word/animation | 04:14
Over 12.1 million people in the US, from diverse backgrounds, suffer from alcoholism. One important step in the healing process is forgiveness. In the music video Love Has Spoken, performed by Chicago Soul Singer Khari Lemuel, a group of diverse people at an AA meeting work to overcome their issues and learn to grow in love. We hope Khari's powerful words help people heal what ever may be "hol ... More
|Movement (Of The Mind)|
Sidewalk Chalk | Music video/spoken word/animation | 04:57
"Movement (Of The Mind)" is from Sidewalk Chalk's The Snacktime EP. Directed by the MC of the group, Rico Sisney (aka K'Neqta Dots), the story is one of an onlooker and a group of street musicians being led by a soapbox speaker telling them that "change comes through the mind". Their movement leads them to a Chicago rooftop where their unity is realized.
John Eung Soo Kim | Music video/spoken word/animation | 03:42
80's Hip Hop artist, Tommye Miller, formerly of Max-a-million, has turned to gospel and returns with a message of hope for all Chicagoeans.