Short Doc: Invisible City
A sample of interviews featured in a short documentary about the impact of police violence on Chicago residents and their communities.
Gone But Not Forgotten
The report documents a community quilting project memorializing the victims of police violence in Chicago.
Excerpt from the full report published on Atavist:
As part of the project, organizers put together six quilting circles in communities across the city this fall. Residents from surrounding neighborhoods gathered to embroider the names of victims on six point stars (modeled after the stars on Chicago’s flag). They discussed questions of transformative justice, police accountability, and community safety.
Chicago resident Krupa Patel said being in the circle gave a familial vibe to the process of reconnecting with quilting, a family practice in her home country of India.
“We’re stitching the names on cotton, which has historically been used to make clothes to keep us warm, and also picked by our enslaved ancestors. We are resurrecting this fabric and repurposing it by memorializing people.”