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scrappers, 2010

A vérité portrait of Oscar and Otis, two metal scavengers searching for a living with brain, brawn and battered pickup trucks.

 
 
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The area, 2018

On the South Side of Chicago, an activist and a former gang member negotiate the meaning of community as a rail yard engulfs their neighborhood.

 
 
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stateville calling, expected completion 2018

Elderly prisoners cost taxpayers billions and are the least like to re-offend - which is why senior citizen activist Bill Ryan, who already helped to end the death penalty in Illinois, wants to set them free.

 
 
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chicago state: closing de facto, expected completion 2018

Why is a 150-year old university in the middle of Chicago's violence on the brink of closure?