Here are some of the latest projects that I am working on…

Collected Voices centers around original ethnographic works that explore the intersection of race, age, class, gender, and sexuality within Chicago society. Explored through short and feature length films from Chicago based artists, these stories capture the voices of individuals and communities.         

Started in 2015 with a grant from Chicago Artists Month, Collected Voices is Chicago’s first and only Ethnographic film fest, blending together fiction and documentary media from diverse Chicago filmmakers in academia and art. 

This year we received more great films from Chicago and around the world, about real life everyday experiences. Our festival grew in our second year from 4 venues to 10! We showed more than 40 never before screened films across Chicago, Il.

This year we are at it again with over 20 films in 4 different locations! We’re so excited to bring you our awesome selection.  Be sure to check us out on FB and Twitter @CollectedVoices. Visit our website at

We secured great community centers, clubs, galleries, and theaters though-out the city  for screenings and discussion.  Be sure to come out to a screening.  See the full lineup below.

Yours Is Not the Taj Mahal

Divine: The Lives of Nicole and Grace – La Bruja

DXTR Spits: Trap Nerd


Of a Few Days

Blueprint for Bronzeville

A Love Letter to the Ancestors from Chicago

Seeking Sanctuary

Out of the Shadows

The Stag’s Mirror

Vine Culture

Forging A Heritage

Palpitations of Dust


Brown Girls

Why We March

An Atramentous Mind


Who is John Savege



No Bad News

Shayna Connelly

Eric Scholl

Jordan Holmes

Dana Jacobs

Timothy Fryett

Tristan Hanson & Arlen Parsa

Ytasha Womack

Caroline Olsen

Caroline Olsen

Robin Starbuck

Reginald Rice

Aaron Johnson

Ann Huang

Alanna DePinto

Sam Bailey & Fatimah Asghar

Laurie Little

Lonnie Edwards & Layne Marie Williams

Lonnie Edwards

Lonnie Edwards

Tiara Epps

Carlton Daniel

Dave Glines

2017 Official Selection