Chicago’s Ethnographic Film Festival

Saturday, October 20 at 7pm, $7-10

Collected Voices Film Fest centers around original ethnographic works that explore the intersection of race, age, class, gender, and sexuality through short and feature length films.

This year’s theme: The World We Create
One way filmmakers deal with complex social and personal issues, is to work within the surreal, experimental, and observational cinema. Delve into the reality we create through voice, story, and motion!

Benjamin Kolak – Robots for Illinois
This film depicts Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner fantasizing about replacing the people of Illinois with robots.

Sean Miller – The Replacements
On election night, a janitor feels cheated out of a life he might have lived when his own clone becomes the President. He goes on a bender to seek justice, encountering new forms of prejudice, dismissal, and classism.

David Weathersby – Got the Love
Got The Love examines the work of independent soul musicians in Chicago as they face a changing commercial and cultural world.

Imani Quinn – Period Piece
A dance fashion film about menstruation. The collective narrates a story of womanhood in an effort to diminish the stigma around menstrual cycles and share the menstrual experience instead of hiding in its societal appointed shame.

Sierra Jackson – 432
432 is a movement based film that follows the journey of a young woman as she confronts her own anxiety.

François Fleury – Waimaha
Both an ethnographic study and an artistic meditation, this film presents the life and rituals of the Waimaha people through their myths. Shot in the Columbian Vaupès, a region which has attracted anthropologists since the 1970s, the film relates three ancestral Amazonian legends told by shamans.


Programmed by Raul Benitez

Filed under: artist in attendance, documentary, ethnography