|"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.
Sammy Jenkins | Drama | 04:54
A young Muslim girl struggles with her identity in a post 9/11 community.
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.
Dan Mihail / Ilko Davidov | Documentary | 05:05
Chicago Hip Hop icons, All Natural, overcome obstacles throughout their career and are put through a test when faith and passion for music collide.
|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
|A Neighborly Neighbor|
Michael Butler | Comedy | 05:02
When a hotheaded man in a Chicago apartment building is frustrated by his neighbors' music, his complaining creates an unexpected community.
|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
sean austin | Mobile digital media | 01:08
coming together in the city
Jen Bills | Under 60 seconds | 01:01
This tongue-twisting film shows just how easy it is to get involved. With so many options to choose from, there's no excuse not to lend a hand.