NINETEEN AND A DAY
This "docufilm" directed by Masequa Myers is a story of a family's love and devastating loss while residing in Chicago's Pilsen community. "Nineteen And a Day" focuses on the life and times of Jeff Maldonado Jr. an up and coming artist who was determined to use his talent to contribute in a positive manner to his community specifically and to society in general but became a victim of the senseless violence he spoke out against.
On a summer program in Toulouse, France, students were asked about privilege, what it means for them to be in a foreIgn country, and how they fit the preconceived narrative of a student who is able to travel abroad. The short film, "Redefining Opportunity" follows the Different stories of each student as well as the different ways the opportunity to travel abroad resonated with them. The themes of privilege, race, and socioeconomic class are explored.
Shirley Chambers is a woman who gained nationwide publicity because of the tragic loss of her four children to gun violence in America's most dangerous city, Chicago. A microcosm for Chicago gun violence and the national gun debate, this film celebrates the lives of and relives the deaths of Carlos, LaToya, Jerome, and Ronnie through the eyes of the person who loved them more than anything in the world, their mother.
Alrojo Films, 2014.
THE NEUTRAL CORNER
JUST YELL performances and projects at venues such as: The Poetry Foundation, Chicago Cultural Center, Hyde Park Art Center, Soho House Chicago, Gallery 400 and please look to WHEN I GET OUT for JUST YELL project at THE WHITE HOUSE.
All events are always free and open to the public. When funding is provided all performers receive an honorarium.