We Witness Documentary by Columbia Alumni to be aired on WTTW

We Witness, created by Columbia alumni, will be aired on WTTW this week and features the viewpoints of local residents, civic and faith leaders, business owners and experts.

Columbia’s Cinema and Television Arts Department invites you to tune in to watch the feature documentaryWe Witness created by Columbia alumni, which first aired on WTTW last November, will air three additional times this coming week.  

This collaborative film was created as part of the City Bricks Report Card Project with Khosro Beik '92, CTVA alum and director/producer, Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa, professor of Cinema and Television Arts, and Laurie Hewings-Little, adjunct faculty member in the CTVA Department. 

We Witness focuses on disparities in life opportunities and resources among Chicago neighborhoods, following community reaction to a mural that presents data comparing the disinvested Garfield Park neighborhood with more affluent areas. Interviews with residents, business owners, civic and faith leaders, and experts provide commentary and historical context. 

Airing times:  

Thursday, Feb 3 at 9 p.m. 

Friday, Feb. 4 at 4 p.m. 

Saturday, Feb. 5 at 2:30 a.m. 

The full episode can also be viewed on the WTTW website

Check out citybricksreportcard.org to learn more about the project and the team.