SoapBox Productions and Organizing is a cinema production and social activism entity. We join the passions of filmmaking and organizing for structural social change through creative producing, research and activist initiatives, cultural curation, and new media content.
Since the beginning of 2017, much has changed with SoapBox, with the country, and with the world. As technology and entertainment push the digital age forward, the need for inclusive communities of compassion, humanity, and justice continues to build. Our destinies are connected to each other. With that, we must remember that creative integrity and radical change are essential to our progress as a society. Find out about upcoming projects and events, new partnerships, and ways get involved by following us on social media, subscribing to our newsletter below, or contacting us directly.
Chicago Drill and Activism
What started as a DePaul University graduate-level sociology thesis is now a SoapBox's multi-media, cross-platform project. The original study seeks to understand the creation, meaning, perspectives and potential connections between drill rap music and the resurgence of grassroots activism over the past five years. Chicago "DNA" features in-depth interviews with drill rappers, other independent artists, and various organizers and activists. It situates its findings into a broader theoretical framework and empirical history of systemic inequality and resistance. Chicago DNA is ongoing! Check @ChiDrillandAct on Twitter and @SoapBoxPO onTwitter and Instagram for updates. Click here for the academic explanation and background. Full research paper and micro-docs coming soon! #ChiDNA