RAISED UP WEST SIDE
DIRECTOR / BRETT A. SCHWARTZ
RUNNING TIME: 1:26:31
CAST: Darius D. Jones, Reynaldo D. Engram, Liz Abunaw, Wayne Detmer, Robin Whaley Smith, Pascal Sabino
Chicago’s West Side epitomizes the violent, struggling city we see daily in the media. RAISED UP WEST SIDE peels back the layers, exposing the deep-seated segregation, food insecurity, and mass incarceration that continue to shape these predominantly Black neighborhoods. Following the harrowing, yet frequently inspiring plight of ex-offenders, social activists, and entrepreneurs working on the West Side, we witness the fierce tenacity required to change the narrative — and change lives.