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Education Sun Apr 29 2012

The Grid: MUNUC at the Palmer House

"MUNUC at the Palmer House" is the eighth installment of our short film series, The Grid. These documentaries are posted throughout Gapers Block and compiled in their own multimedia feature section.


Since 1988, University of Chicago students have organized an annual four-day conference at the historic Palmer House hotel providing thousands of high school students the opportunity to participate in educational simulations of the United Nations and other international affairs-themed bodies. Find out more about MUNUC (Model United Nations at the University of Chicago) at munuc.org, and about Model UN culture at bestdelegate.com.

About The Grid

This video is part of a series profiling Chicago businesses, subcultures and landscapes. These short, lyrical documentaries aspire to be art cinema, ethnographies, and experiments in form. Producers Ben Kolak & Brian Ashby's directorial debut, Scrappers, won Best Documentary at the Chicago Underground Film Festival and made Roger Ebert's list of top documentaries for 2010. Catherine Sullivan is an artist working in film, video installation and live theatre, with exhibitions at venues including the Whitney Museum, UCLA Hammer Museum and Tate Modern. Editor Dave Nagel is a recent University of Chicago graduate. Graphic Designer Akemi Hong is a recent graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's graduate program in Visual Communication Design.

The Grid is funded in part by the Chicago Instructional Technology Foundation Digital Media Production Fund.

 
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