Picture Story: A Film Documenting the Emotional Stress of Chronic Violence

December 3, 2013

By David Walker

© Jon Lowenstein/Noor

A still from Jon Lowenstein's video shows a child drawn to a window by activity on the street. Watch the full video at the end of the article.

Jon Lowenstein’s short film about the impact of violence on a cross section of residents on Chicago’s South Side breaks documentary convention by combining audio and video that don’t literally correspond. But the first-person stories and Lowenstein’s impressionistic video clips correspond on an emotional and experiential level, resulting in a film that is more than the sum of its parts....

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