Chicago at the Crossroad a message of hope on WTTW

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Chicago at the Crossroad, a documentary film by Chicago’s Emmy-winning producer Brian Schodorf, will air on WTTW-Chicago Thursday, November 12 @ 8pm CT and Sunday, November 15 @ 5pm CT.

Compelling and candid interviews with Chicago gang members, community activists and leaders, and gunshot victims unearth important issues and exemplify the tough questions that continue to affect the most vulnerable members of Chicago’s population. It is a resounding message of hope – an emotion so many Americans are focused on these last couple of days given the recent Presidential election and the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Chicago at the Crossroad delivers an important message — while gun violence is on the decline in most major U.S. cities, why has it continued to increase in many of Chicago’s communities? This documentary reveals how the elimination of public housing led to instability on the city’s South and West sides, and explores potential solutions for residents.


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Nominated for seven Chicago/Midwest 2020 Emmy awards, Schodorf leads the region in Emmy nominations and Schodorf Media Creative has the most nominations from a non-broadcast company.

His hope is that more people will watch the film, become more engaged in their respective cities’ communities, and continue the difficult conversations that will lead to a more equitable future for the next generation.

And there is hope. 


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