Loving Each Other, is a dance film, directed by Amir George, conceived by Cat Mahari and co-starring Daniel Haywood that explores repetition as a catalyst for change in Black community and individual identities through the intimacy of Chicago-style Stepping. It is an experiential tracing of repetition and Blackness in relation to the Great Black Migrations of the 20th century.
Amir George is a filmmaker and curator, born and bred in Chicago. Amir creates work for the cinema, installation, and live performance. Amir's work has be screened at film festivals including Ann Arbor Film Festival, Trinidad and Tobago Intl Film Festival, BlackStar Film Festival, Afrikana Film Festival, and Chicago Underground Film Festival as well as cultural institutions, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Institute of Contemporary Arts - London, Anthology Film Archives - Glasgow School of Art, and Museum of Contemporary Arts Detroit. In addition to founding The Cinema Culture, a grassroots film programming organization, Amir is the co-founder of Black Radical Imagination, a touring experimental short film series.
Daniel 'BraveMonk' Haywood is a 2017 Chicago Dance Maker Lab Artist, and an internationally respected dancer and educator of House and Hip Hop culture. He has commissioned to speak, judge, host, dance and teach at a plethora of cultural events. Haywood has worked closely with the University of Hip-Hop, Temple of Hip-Hop, Urban Arts in Action Movement, Hip-Hop Congress, the Universal Zulu Nation, and the USA States Department. He has dedicated his energy towards understanding the origins, concepts and mastering the foundations of Hip-Hop's cultural dance form known as B-Boying/Breakin', while also focusing on Freestyle, House, choreography, music, and health. He is a member of internationally recognized breaking crew 'Phaze II - Crosstown Crew', and founding leader of Awesome Style Konnection (ASK), a Chicago-based all-elements crew, and FEW Collective, which mobilizes artist-activist to create social change through the arts.
Propeller Fund 2019
Grant Application (for those who can use a bit of inspiration and writing structure ideas)