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Dirty Business Goes to Chicago

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Dirty Business is an impressive film that takes a hard look at the cycle of coal, and examines the PR campaign of clean coal and its subsequent consequences. The film also looks at the extent to which we could replace coal by increasing our energy efficiency by telling the stories of innovators who are pointing the way to an alternative energy future.

Working Films, along with The Center for Investigative Reporting and The Environmental Justice Alliance of Greater Southeast Chicago, will host a free screening of the film that’s open to the public on Friday, February 10th at The Zone in Chicago, Illinois. This special screening will bring the community together to discuss the environmental consequences that are currently facing Chicago residents including the two old and dirty coal plants in Pilsen and Little Village and a proposed coal gasification plant for the already struggling Southeast side. These are some of the most polluted areas of Chicago, where residents suffer adverse health effects like asthma, heart disease and premature death.

The good news is that the city is currently considering the passing of a resolution called The Chicago Clean Power Ordinance, which would require that the highly polluting Fisk and Crawford plants in Pilsen and Little Village either greatly reduce their pollution or shut down completely. Following Friday night’s screening will be a Q&A with the director of the film, Peter Bull, along with members of The Environmental Justice Alliance to explore the stories in the film and ideas and opportunities on how the audience can get involved to move Chicago beyond coal.

If you are interested in bringing Dirty Business to your community, you can find out more on our site or contact Andy Myers at amyers [at]

Barbershop screening of Wet Dreams and False Images

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

“Barbershops have always been a place where people come not only to get a haircut – but to meet and converse about current events, politics, pop culture, music, sports, WOMEN, relationships and more.
–    Quentin Walcott of Connect NYC

We’ve been receiving a lot of inspiring updates from the filmmakers who participated in our Real Girls, Reel Change workshop last October. Jesse Epstein will be screening 2 films from her Body Typed project, Wet Dreams and False Images and 34x25x36, at the barbershop where it all began. Wet Dreams and False Images is about Dee Dee, owner of Fade2Famous, and the many girls plastered on the walls of his barbershop. After he learns that many of those girls are products of photo-retouching, his view of beauty changes.

Saturday, January 30th 8:30pm at Fade2Famous (213 Greenpoint Avenue in Brooklyn)

After the screening, there will be a discussion lead by Dee Dee (Fade2Famous) Daralee Vazquez (Dee Dee’s sister), Quentin Walcot (Connect NYC) and Raid. The goal is to invite both men and women to this discussion about body image and beauty standards. The event will be filmed and will serve as an example of ways films can be used outside of theaters and in the community. For more information, visit the Facebook event.