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5:00 p.m., Wasserman Cinematheque
Meet director Christine Walley for a special screening of the work in progress documentary.
Interweaving home movies, found footage, and first person narrative, the film traces the stories of multiple generations of producer Christine Walley’s family in the once-thriving steel mill community of Southeast Chicago. From the turn-of-the-century experience of immigrants who worked in Chicago’s mammoth industries to the labor struggles of the 1930s to the seemingly unfathomable closure of the steel mills in the 1980s and 90s, these family stories convey a history that serves as a microcosm of the broader national experience of deindustrialization and its economic and environmental aftermath. Click here for more about the Exit Zero Project.
For directions to the Wasserman Cinematheque, click here.Sponsored by the Edie and Lew Wasserman Fund, the Film, Television and Interactive Media Program, and the Department of Anthropology.