On this installment of Reclaimed Soul (which originally aired in December of 2012), host Ayana Contreras sat down with filmmakers Gordon Quinn and Peter Kuttner from Kartemquin Films. Kartemquin collaborated with Black Cinema House back in December to present “Chicago: Segregated City”, a screening and discussion of three of Kartemquin’s classic films about racial issues in Chicago, along with an exclusive sneak preview of 63 Boycott, their in-progress film about the 1963 boycott of Chicago Public Schools by thousands of African American parents and students.
On this show we feature snippets from the films that were screened (all produced in Chicago in the 1970s):
UE/Wells (1975, 15 min.)[pictured]
Winnie Wright, Age 11 (1974, 26 min.)
Trick Bag (1974, 21 min.)
We also talk about the process behind making 63 Boycott (2013), a work in progress being produced with previously unreleased footage of the 1963 Boycott of Chicago Public Schools.
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