SoapBox Productions and Organizing is a film production and social activism entity that specializes in multimedia curation and development of grassroots organizing efforts and creative projects geared towards structural social change. We join the passions of filmmaking and organizing for systemic equity through creative producing, research and activist initiatives, cultural curation, and new media content.
Featured Project: 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 since the early 2010s. Chicago "DNA" features in-depth interviews with drill rappers, other independent artists, and organizers and activists. It situates its findings into a broader theoretical framework and empirical history of systemic inequality and resistance.