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Insane Films: The Arts of Life


A documentary short about the Arts of Life collective in Chicago where developmentally disabled adults get paid to produce art. These are people who previously were ignored or marginalized in traditional programs for disabled people. Visit http://www.artsoflife.org/. “Established in 2000, the Arts of Life is an artistic community that provides adults with developmental disabilities an environment to experience personal growth.”

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Insane Films: Filmmaker/Radio Host Usama Alshaibi at the Obama Rally (VloMo08-8)

I ran into Usama at the rally. Usama is an acclaimed filmmaker and his is also a radio host at the new Chicago Public Radio Station vocalo.org. He also used to work for Studs Terkel as his archivist and was even the subject of a chapter of one of Studs’ recent books.

Usama’s film Nice Bombs will be on The Sundance Channel later this month! Visit DanceHabibi for more info.

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Insane Films: The Precise Moment of Victory in Grant Park ( vlomo08 #5)

This is what happened when Wolf Blitzer announced Obama as the winner in Grant park just feet away from where Obama would later speak.

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Insane Films: Election Day Video Blog ( VloMo08 4 )

I’m in Chicago for election day. It’s weird.

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Insane FIlms: Chicago Blizzard + Rome Home

The blizzard in CHicago and Ceven and Helga’s trip to Rome.



Insanefilms.com Retro – Water -1999

CLICK HERE to watch the short I made in 1999 about water set to Philip Glass’ music from Einstein on the Beach. Eric Rice’s video post about the same subject inspired me to repost it.



insanefilms.com Retro-Do You Know?-09.01.99

doyouknow.jpgThis is a video I made in 1999- the chicago gay pride of that year mixed with “Do you know where you’re going to.” by Richard BluesteinThis is also my first use of ourmedia.org. So far I love it.UPDATE: linking to ourmedia.org to view movies requires the staging password so I am moving it to my server. Anyone know a way around this?