WTTW Chicago highlights the South Side Home Movie Project, an archive with affiliated events and screenings directed by University of Chicago Cinema and Media Studies professor Jacqueline Stewart. People with personal and home movie footage from the South Side are able to digitize and add their works to the archive, based at the University of Chicago's Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture.
The South Side Home Movie Project (SSHMP) is a five-part initiative to collect, preserve, digitize, exhibit, and research home movies made by residents of Chicago’s South Side neighborhoods. The SSHMP seeks to increase understanding of the many histories and cultures comprising Chicago’s South Side, and of amateur filmmaking practices, by asking owners of home movies (shot on 8mm, Super8mm, 16mm film) to share their footage and describe it from their personal perspectives.
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