CIMMcon Presents: The Chicago Mixtape Movie Premiere

CIMMcon Film
MODERATOR: Kevin Coval

Q & A with: Paola Piers-Torres, Jalen Kobayashi, Desi Kobayashi

WHERE: Davis Theater - 4614 North Lincoln Avenue
Friday, November 10 @ 6:00 PM
Tickets: FREE - CIMMfest Pass Holders have priority seating, however all CIMMcon events are free and open to the public! Remaining seating will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.
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The Chicago Mixtape is a portrait of arts programs that create safe spaces for young people to express their voices through words and music. They have contributed a generation of artists, including Chance the Rapper.

SYNOPSIS:
The Chicago Mixtape is a portrait of arts programs that create safe spaces for young people to express their voices through words and music. They have contributed a generation of artists, including Chance the Rapper.  Systemic violence has resulted in 784 homicides in Chicago in 2016. Violence has become the norm for many residents, leaving a bleak future. This film explores how arts programs provide an alternative. Through the story of 13 year old Jalen, we enter into the world of spoken word, performance, and activism. Jalen and his peers are traversing every imaginable boundary, creating a hopeful future. By using poetry as a vehicle for change, these young people learn to pick up the tools of creation, rather than destruction. Alumni like Chance the Rapper are returning to Chicago, and contributing to these efforts, by using arts to change the public discourse. Without hope, there can be no change.

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