South Side Home Movie Project

The South Side Home Movie Project (SSHMP) is a five-part initiative to collect, preserve, digitize, exhibit, and research home movies made by residents of Chicago’s South Side neighborhoods.

We aim to build an alternative, accessible visual record, filling gaps in existing written and visual histories, and ensuring that the diverse experiences and perspectives of South Siders will be available to larger audiences and to future generations. Supported by the University of Chicago’s Arts + Public Life, Division of Humanities, Center for the Study of Race, Politics, & Culture, Film Studies Center, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Women’s Board, and Office of Civic Engagement’s Community Program Accelerator, and Graham Foundation for Advanced  Studies in the Fine Arts, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture and Elizabeth Crown and Bill Wallace.

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The digital archive is an online portal to the entire collection of digitized home movies archived by the South Side Home Movie Project
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Aug 26: Spinning Home Movies: “The Movements of D-Composed”

Aug 26: Spinning Home Movies: “The Movements of D-Composed”

Spinning Home Movies: “The Movements of D-Composed" Presented by SSHMP and Arts + Public Life Thursday August 26 @ 7pm Click on the YouTube Live link here. Join us for the premiere of “The Movements of D-Composed,” a special episode of Spinning Home Movies featuring...

Aug 21: Filmmaking on the South Side | Chicago Humanities Festival

Aug 21: Filmmaking on the South Side | Chicago Humanities Festival

Filmmaking on the South Side: A Panel Discussion and Screening presented by Chicago Humanities Festival Saturday, August 21, 7pm Gary Comer Youth Center, 7200 S. Ingleside Ave Click here for details and free registration Join Justin Williams (South Side Home Movie...

Jun 14: Chicago Archive Collective Reuse Competition Awards Night

Jun 14: Chicago Archive Collective Reuse Competition Awards Night

Chicago Archive Collective Reuse Competition Awards Night 7pm, June 14, 2021 Click here to join us via Zoom Welcome to Awards Night! Since April 2021, people from around Chicago (and around the world!) have been digging through three Chicago archives - the Studs...