On Wednesday, May 2, the College of Computing and Digital Media will host a premiere of four powerful short films by 16 female Chicago Housing Authority residents that document the unseen realities that surround them. The event is free and open to all members of the university community, but RSVPs are required by May 1.
Ranging from the deep imprint of housing insecurity to the stigma faced by LGBTQ youth to the devastation of neighborhood violence, stories told in the short films are crafted from the unique point-of-view of young women living in Chicago's most affected communities. The films are a result of the 2017 DePaul and CHA documentary filmmaking program, a six-week summer intensive program where CHA high school students learned all aspects of filmmaking from DePaul graduate film students and faculty mentors.
Additionally, Chaz Ebert, of RogerEbert.com, will participate in a post-screening discussion about the film topics and the power of documentary storytelling.
Wednesday, May 2
5 - 7:30 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theater
78 E Washington St.