Editors’ note: Filmmakers Bret Hamilton and Harrison Martin shot Love and Capitalism in the spring of 2014. Inspired by Jean Rouch and Edgar Morin’s Chronique d’un été (Chronicle of a Summer) which captured a moment in time in Paris, Love and Capitalism sought to capture the contrast between Chicago’s well-to-do Gold Coast and the working class, heavily immigrant Pilsen neighborhood. People were asked to give the filmmakers brief ideas of what they love and whether capitalism is working out for them. Above is part one of the film, which was recently selected to play at Expo Chicago. Part two, which will be featured here at Red Wedge in the coming weeks, recently played at the Spectacle, a monthly film series organized by the filmmakers.
Bret Hamilton and Harrison Martin are filmmakers and activists living in Chicago.