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Illinois Institute of Technology

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Chicago, IL 60616

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This short film is about a middle-school tween who discovers a letter from her great-grandmother & challenges her friends to form a club.

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We present A Sisterhood of Signatures, an award-winning short film about a middle-school tween who discovers a letter from her great-grandmother and challenges her friends to begin a cursive-letter writing club. The film addresses education, personal legacy, civil rights, and the importance of the history of signatures for minorities. Join us for the post-film discussion with filmmaker Okema "Seven" Gunn and actress Cynda Williams.

Okema "Seven" Gunn is a Chicago Public School educator and the writer, director, and executive producer of the short film. The associate producer and supporting actress, Cynda Williams, assisted with the writing process (leading actress from Spike Lee's Mo' Betta Blues and One False Move).

A Sisterhood of Signatures premiered at the Gene Siskel Film Center's Black Harvest Film Festival (August 2019) and has screened at the Film Girl Film Festival (2019), Oak Park International Film Festival (2019), Global Mixx Short Film Festival (2019), Various Independent Artists Film Festival (2020), Collected Voices Ethnographic Film Festival (2019), and San Diego Black Film Festival (2020).

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