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The Exchange Documentary Screening & Workshop Series

May 31 2016 6:00, pm

We are thrilled to announce a new partnership with our good friends at Passport Carriers, a Chicago based non-profit, and film Director, Cam Be, in providing youth screening and workshop support for their award winning film, The Exchange!

Join us for a series of two day immersions across the City of Chicago on the topic of the power of travel and appreciating the little things with the Director of the compelling documentary, The Exchange, and The Simple Good. The Exchange is a documentary about five high school students from Chicago’s south side who apply for a passport for the first time to travel to Kassel, Germany, for an art exhibition, through an initiative called Passport Carriers in conjunction with artist Theaster Gates. Students will participate in a two day workshop which involves a screening of the documentary in conjunction with an interactive workshop which allows students to explore their environment and discover their meaning of 'the simple good' through their own City Passport provided at the screening.

We are proud to be partnering with Chicago Public Libraries and 826CHI for our first youth screenings and workshops this Spring and Summer. Check out theexchangedoc.com for the trailer and upcoming screening and workshop dates!

Screening Dates

April 2 2016 - 826CHI, Chicago, IL** - Saturday @ 1pm
April 14 2016 - Soho House, Chicago, IL - Thursday @ 7pm
September 9 2016 - Northwestern University School of Law

Summer 2016 - Chicago Public Libraries Film Tour, Chicago, IL:
  • Harold Washington Library - Tuesday, May 31st @ 4pm
  • Woodson Regional Library - Tuesday, June 7th @ 5pm
  • Sulzer Regional Library - Tuesday, June 21th @ 5pm
  • Archer Heights Library - Monday, June 27th @ 1pm
  • West Town Library - Wednesday, July 6th @ 3pm
  • Richard M. Daley Library - Tuesday, July 12 @ 2pm

City Passport Youth Workshops

April 9th - 826CHI, Wicker Park, Chicago, IL
June 2016 - Chicago Public Library Film Tour, Chicago, IL
  • Harold Washington Library, Wednesday, June 1st @ 4pm
  • Woodson Regional Library, Thursday, June 9th @ 5pm
  • Sulzer Regional Library, Thursday, June 23rd @ 5pm
  • Archer Heights Library - Saturday, July 2nd @ 1pm
  • West Town Library - Wednesday, July 20th @ 3pm

Interested in bringing a screening to your community? Contact us at hi@thesimplegood.com

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