During a mass shooting at its annual 4th of July parade in 2022, a Chicago suburb found itself thrust into the headlines and transformed into a war zone. Within hours, an unassuming temporary memorial in the center of town helped bring the grieving community together and find purpose and healing. For more information about the filmmaker and StoryScreen LLC, check out: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4237681/ https://filmfreeway.com/BrettSchwartz
Chicago’s West Side epitomizes the violent, struggling city we see daily in the media. RAISED UP WEST SIDE peels back the layers, exposing the deep-seated segregation, food insecurity, and mass incarceration that continue to shape these predominantly Black neighborhoods. Following the harrowing, yet frequently inspiring plight of ex-offenders, social activists, and entrepreneurs working on the West Side, we witness the fierce tenacity required to change the narrative — and change lives.
Chef and inventor Homaro Cantu helped put Chicago on the culinary map and wanted to change the world. INSATIABLE takes you on a dizzying and thrilling ride with Cantu, in a story that moves from redemption and inspiration to tragedy and back again.
For nearly three decades, Ann Slavick taught high school art and art history, where she inspired thousands of young people to tap their creative abilities and immerse themselves in the visual arts.
From the front lines of the bankrupt Chicago Tribune, to the vibrant local online publishing and start-up scene, pioneering journalists struggle to reinvent a storied, yet troubled industry.