Film historian and scholar Jacqueline Stewart presents a screening of 8mm, Super8mm, 16mm films, and home videos (VHS or mini-DV) as part of an ongoing study of the history and culture of Chicago’s South Side. This screening calls attention to the wealth of information that can be discovered through these artifacts of everyday life and public events from the perspectives of South Side residents. By viewing these films, audiences will see aspects of family and community life often left out of history books.
Jacqueline Stewart is professor at the Department of Cinema and Media Studies and the College of The University of Chicago. She is the author of Migrating to the Movies: Cinema and Black Urban Modernity, which has achieved recognition from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies and the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. She has also been awarded fellowships from the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies at Princeton University, and the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Scholars-in-Residence Program. Stewart earned her AM and PhD in English from the University of Chicago and an AB in English with interdisciplinary emphasis from Stanford University.