Chicago Tonight

‘I Am the Bear’ Explores Racial Profiling Through Puppetry

Clip: 05/19/2021 | 3m 36s | Video has closed captioning.

When a member of Chicago’s theater community was racially profiled, he turned the experience into a short film with the help of the Chicago Puppet Festival. Here’s a look at a one-man, one-puppet show about the consequences of “walking while Black.”

Aired: 05/19/21

Rating: NR

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