We talk with coproducer Carey Lundin about her new film documenting the life and work of conservationist and renowned landscape architect Jens Jensen known for his passion in preserving parks and green spaces throughout Chicago and the Midwest.
Ethics in Documentaries
"Chicagoland" aired its final segment. Local documentary makers join us to discuss the cutting-edge project, review the ethical components of journalistic filmmaking.
Meet the Graphic Artist Who Paid the Price for Being Too “Graphic”
The Three Robbers is a children’s book to cherish. The story revolves around fierce bandits who threaten violence and kidnap a little girl. But that’s OK with her – she doesn’t want to live with her wicked aunt anyway.
The director and star of an adventurous documentary join us to recount the five-year trip that traversed six continents and 37 countries. Athlete Serge Roetheli and filmmaker John Davies discuss The 25,000 Mile Love Story, a film that details the impossible journey of one endurance athlete’s desire to help children throughout the world. Watch video footage from their journey and read an interview with a producer and editor of the film.
Fifty years ago today, 200,000 Chicagoans boycotted segregationist policies by Chicago Public Schools. Watch a video clip from a new documentary that chronicles the protest and read an article.
We meet the filmmakers who have made a career out of restoring Rolling Stones movies.
A new documentary takes you deep inside India's clean water crisis through the eyes of Northwestern University students struggling to figure out how they can help – or whether they can at all. It premieres on WTTW11 at 9:00 pm. We get a preview.
Thomas Beeby was the architect of the Harold Washington Library Center and he's now the subject of a new WTTW documentary. Geoffrey Baer gives us a preview of The Invisible Hand.
The 2013 Oscar nominations are officially public. We talk with two film critics about the crowded field of contenders for Hollywood’s top prize.
WTTW’s latest documentary takes a nostalgic look at Chicago in the 1970s and 1980s. We get a preview.