Past Event

We are Witnesses: Chicago (Harold Washington Library)

Witnesses from We Art Witness series produced by The Marshall ProjectThe Marshall Project presents the launch of We Are Witnesses: Chicago.

We Are Witnesses: Chicago is an immersive short film series exploring the nature of crime, punishment and forgiveness through portraits of Chicagoans who have been touched by the criminal justice system.

A selection of films from the new series will be shown, followed by a panel discussion with the Witnesses moderated by Carroll Bogert, President of The Marshall Project.

The panelists include:

  • Cleopatra and Nathaniel Pendleton
  • Carrie Steiner
  • Xavier McElrath-Bey
  • Dr. Nneka Jones Tapia

Additional media sponsors: WBEZ, The Chicago Reader and Univision Chicago

We Are Witnesses: Chicago is produced by The Marshall Project in partnership with Kartemquin Films and Illinois Humanities. We Are Witnesses is directed by Maggie Bowman and Stacy Robinson.

For more information please visit