• Theophilus Jamal

A desecrated flag in a Waukegan storefront art exhibit ignites a confrontation with a veterans group in Theophilus Jamal’s American Flag (clip after the jump).

Free Spirit Media & Umoja Student Development Corporation examine the dearth of grocery stores in North Lawndale in Hungry for Change. The Theatre of Social Justice Project strives to transcend segregation in Democracy 2.

These are the winners of the Illinois Humanities Council’s Looking for Democracy Film Contest, screening as part of the free Art Hurts, Art Urges Voyages, Monday 5/3 at Columbia College’s Film Row Cinema, 1104 S. Wabash, 8th Floor.

Reception at 5 p.m, screening at 6. Post-screening panel with Xan Aranda of Chicago Short Film Brigade, Tara Malik of Beyondmedia Education, and playwright A. Zell Williams. Poet Robbie Q. Telfer hosts. Also featuring youth poetry performances. RSVP required at events@prairie.org or 312-422-5580.