Friday, October 05, 2007


An outdoor celebration of Community, Culture and Alternative Media

Saturday, October 13th, 2007
4-11pm at the

Manuel Perez Plaza – 26th & Kolin, Chicago IL
(6 blocks west of Pulaski on South 26th Street in Little Village)

*Alternative Rain Location: 2657 S. Lawndale (West of Kedzie/ East of Pulaski) – ( the show must go on!)

The Grassroots Media Festival (GMF) is the combined effort of independent media producers, media organizations, artists, and those who appreciate the importance of independently produced media and diverse forms of cultural and community expression.

The 2007 Grassroots Media Festival will feature:
* Live Music & Cultural Performances
* Independent Video Documentaries
* Interactive Multimedia Arts Activities and Installations
* Information on local Independent media outlets and how to get involved!

GMF 2007 Schedule
4:00pm - Ng Family Martial Arts - (Chinese Kung Fu Martial Arts Demonstration)
4:30pm - A Flor de Piel - (Latin American Music)
5:00pm - Folkloric Dance - (Mexican Traditional Dance)
5:30pm - Matli - (Youth Contemporary Dance)
6:00pm - Fandanguero - (Son Jarocho Music)
7:00pm - Video Screening:
"Forgotten Revolt" by Video Machete
"Accept Us" by Community TV Network
"Global Issues" by Video Machete
"Breaking the Stereotypes" by Eli Whitney School

7:30pm - Crib Collective - ( Hip Hop Ensamble)
8:00pm - Video Screening:
"American Madness" by Keeping it Real Productions
"Fading Away" by Community TV Network
"People Think" by Eli Whitney School
"Broken Voices" by Free Spirit Media

8:30pm - Ramon Marino - (Trova Music)
9:00pm - Video Screening:
"Beginning of a better life" by Video Machete
"Primavera del Inmigrante" by En el Ojo productions

9:30pm - Gangadoppler - (Ska/ Punk Music)
10:00pm - Video Screening:
"Doing it – Sex, Disability and Videotape" by Beyondmedia

10:30pm - Palomazo - (Video images inspire a live music performance)
11:00pm - Closing

*Donations accepted but not required. All proceeds from the GMF are granted, via a micro grant, to support cultural or multimedia related community workshops.

For more information or to learn about the many ways you can contribute to the Grassroots Media Festival contact the Planning Committee via phone at 773.988.2252 or via email at

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