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Chicagoans from all walks of life answer the question: who gets hurt and who profits from racism?

Gang members, Vietnam vets, and young factory workers from Chicago’s neighborhoods tell of their personal experience with racism: who gets hurt and who profits. The film was brought to Kartemquin by Peter Kuttner, and credits are shared between Kartemquin, Rising Up Angry, and Columbia College Chicago.

Original 16mm print restored in 2011 thanks to a National Film Preservation Foundation grant.



Awards and Distinctions

Festival Del Popoli (Florence, Italy)

Official Selection


Berlin Film Festival

Official Selection

FilmEx (Los Angeles)

Certificate of Merit

Leipzig Film Festival

Certificate of Merit

Revolutionary Film Festival (SAIC)

Official Selection

The Great Lakes Film Festival

Official Selection