Join us for a sneak peek of the forthcoming film, “Southeast: A City Within A City” followed by a discussion with filmmaker Steven Walsh. The Southeast side of Chicago is an often overlooked and stigmatized neighborhood of the city, blocked by an overcast of misguided interpretation. Walsh’s mission is to shed light on his stigmatized neighborhood through his upcoming documentary, bringing together soldiers, scholars, gangsters, musicians and politicians from the Southeast side’s past and present. This is more than just history; this is a hands-on exploration of what it felt like to live here. See how the streets were then, and how they've evolved to what they are now.
Steven Walsh is a storyteller, breaking the stigmas of his Southeast Chicago upbringing and breaking ground in uncharted creative territory. The new kid on the production scene, Walsh has made the climb up from rather humble beginnings, defied stereotypes, and emerged as a Johns Hopkins Graduate and two-time Emmy award-winning producer. He is the founder of Lucid Creative Agency and has made it a mission to shed light on his stigmatized neighborhood through his upcoming documentary, Southeast: a city within a city. His concentrations are in education, writing, directing, and producing.
This event is co-sponsored by CPL's Latinx Heritage Committee.
How to Attend:
This event will take place live on CPL's YouTube channel. and CPL's Facebook page. You'll be able to ask questions during the event as well!
Can't make it to the live stream? We'll archive the video on YouTube to watch later as well.
Need captioning for this event? Please call (312) 747-4015. Requests must be made at least 10 business days before the event.
This event is part of the One Book, One Chicago 2021 season, exploring the theme "Neighborhoods: Our City's Bedrock" and the book Bedrock Faith by Eric Charles May. For more information visit www.onebookonechicago.org