Kari Lyderson writes for Crain’s Chicago Business about a feature-length documentary chronicling the impact of the closing of 50 Chicago Public Schools on the community. The film is being made as a collaboration between several Chicago filmmakers, including our own Rachel Dickson and Gordon Quinn:
For Mr. Quinn, the project dovetails with one he already had in the works: a film commemorating the 50th anniversary of a student boycott of Chicago Public Schools in 1963.
“The issue back then was segregation,” he said. “There are ongoing parallels in that our city schools always get the short end of the stick.”