The Community Storytellers program equips Chicago-based storytellers to create films that reflect and impact their communities. In this annual program, Full Spectrum Features works with three storytellers of various disciplines to produce and exhibit scripted short films that showcase community resilience and rebuilding.
BETWEEN THE SILENCE
from Rogers Park, by storyteller Mina Patel, directed by Juan Linares
Despite a language barrier, a friendly Indian grandmother connects with her reserved Polish neighbor while gardening in their backyards. (Neighborhood: Rogers Park)
DE LA MORERA
from Humboldt Park, by storyteller KC Diaz, directed by Linh Tran
Guided by their ancestors, two friends go on a magical adventure through Humboldt Park to replace a spiritual offering they knocked over at a lively family barbecue. (Neighborhood: Humboldt Park)
from Pilsen/Little Village, by storyteller Deivid Rojas, directed by Charlene Carruthers.
A Latina couple is forced to protect the lives of their new family from their neighbors and those closest to them. (Neighborhood: Pilsen/Little Village)
Full Spectrum supports marginalized filmmakers by committing to increasing diversity in the independent film industry by producing, exhibiting, and supporting the work of women, LGBTQ, and minority filmmakers.
Post-screening Q&A with the storytellers and their Director or Screenwriter, and a reception including food and drinks.