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Watts Up? Film Screening


Join the National Public Housing Museum and Media Burn Archive for the Chicago premiere of Watts Up?, a special documentary short film produced by public housing residents from Imperial Courts, Jordan Downs, and Nickerson Gardens in Los Angeles in 1993. The film–a frank insider’s look at life and death in South LA–was made to commemorate the one year anniversary of the historic Watts Truce, a peace agreement between rival gangs, the Bloods and the Crips. Artist Nancy Buchanan, co-producer with the late activist Michael Zinzun, will discuss the film and the legacy of Message to the Grassroots, the Pasadena-based cable access television show on which it first aired.

Sunday, February 24, 2019
2:00-4:00 PM
National Public Housing Museum
625 North Kingsbury Street, Chicago, IL 60654

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and the National Endowment for the Arts.