South Side Projections

Between 2011 and 2023, South Side Projections presented films at locations across Chicago’s south side to foster conversation about complex social and political issues. At many screenings, we enlisted scholars, activists, and filmmakers to lead discussions, while other screenings offered opportunities to present seldom-seen films of historical and artistic value to the communities of Chicago’s south side. In all cases we were a springboard to a deeper understanding of our communities and the broader world. We have ceased operation, but this site will remain as an archive of the conversations that occurred at our events.

The Spook Who Sat by the Door: The Q&A

With Sandra Jackson-Opoku, David Lemieux, and Jamilah Lemieux

The Black Theater: The Q&A

The Black Theater: The Making of a Movement

Finally Got the News: The Q&A

With Mike Siviwe Elliott and Annie Sullivan

The Chair: The Q&A

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Rea Tajiri: History and Memory: The Q&A

With Rea Tajiri, Vincent Schleitwiler, and Chelsea Foxwell

AfriCOBRA: The Q&A

With Deva Newman, Gerald Williams, and D. Denenge Duyst-Akpem

Revolution on Film: Amaris Selah Q&A

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Earthkeeping: The Q&A

With Sean Cusick

I Be Done Been Was Is: The Q&A

With Debra Robinson and Kellye Howard

Debra Robinson: The Interview

Interview in advance of her 2017 screening

Mako Idemitsu: The Q&A

with Wakae Nakane and Toby Wu

Art Worlds of the South Side: The Q&A

With Candace Ming and Rebecca Zorach

Welcome to This House: The Q&A

with Barbara Hammer

Rats, Roaches, and Resistance: The Q&A

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