Current Projects

A compilation of short stories as told (in person) by Robert Gordon, an antiques dealer and lifelong resident of Selma, Alabama. Apart from the usual stories of civil rights, civil war and cotton, Robert paints vibrant portrait studies of individuals he knows in the form of spellbinding tales. People from all over the region visit Robert's workshop just to hear his prose and take the magic carpet ride into a realm of the unimagined, and you are
invited.

 

In the mountains where they once fought, a motorcycle club led by Bosnian war veterans defends a herd of wild horses and discovers a new kind of freedom for themselves.

Frank Lloyd Wright, the 20th Century’s most famous architect, redefined American Architecture when he designed the B. Harley Bradley House in Kankakee, Illinois. This single family home represents Wright’s first complete foray into the “Prairie Style.” Wright had toyed Prairie elements, but the Bradley House marked the first instance where these innovative concepts were combined into a single property.

“A Battle for Free Speech” is a one hour documentary that explores the human and political consequences of a controversial decision by former US Attorney Rudy Giuliani to take control of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Union on a “temporary” basis to remove mob influence.

Czechs in Chicago will be a 90 minute documentary for Chicago PBS Television WTTW, about the history of the Czech people in Chicago, from their immigrant experience to the highlights of the community today.

Jud and Elizabeth Curry are raising seven healthy biological children along with five adopted children with special needs. Hayden, their third adopted daughter from China has Linear Nevus Sebaceous Syndrome (LNSS) that severely distorts one side of her face. She becomes the thread of this story as various transformations take place in this large family through the years. 

Hema: The Dance of Life chronicles the journey of acclaimed Bharata Natyam dancer and founder of the Natya Dance Theatre, Hema Rajagopalan. Hema's dynamic devotion to Bharata Natyam dance transformed more than the Chicago Indian community; she preserved her culture's traditions for all artistic genres to experience. This hour-long documentary follows Hema's captivating journey from a child prodigy performing for India's elite ruling class to an Indian immigrant transplanted to America.

How to Build a School in Haiti follows the construction of a grade school in the rice-producing region of Haiti, by the local Principal, Anselme Sampliste and an American contractor, Tim Myers.

The film explores issues of fund raising, the difficulties of building a small institution when the larger institutions have been destroyed or never existed, and the impact of a school on the fabric of a community in crisis.

In Search of Cahokian Gods and Heroes uncovers an ancient civilization in prehistoric eastern North America.

The pre-Columbian city of Cahokia represents one of the most mysterious ancient civilizations in the world. Over a decade ago, a team of scientists launched a new research project at Cahokia to seek out truth about its secretive past. Today, with fresh evidence on hand, the scientists are rewriting Cahokia’s history.

Jardincito, located at 23rd and Whipple in Chicago's Little Village or La Villita neighborhood, is a new nature play space being built this summer by NeighborSpace, designed by Christy Webber Landscapes with the help of the Student Conservation Association's "Jensen Crew."