Beyondmedia Education is embroiled in a censorship battle with Chicago Public Television station WTTW over their refusal to air the documentary Turning a Corner. This video recently won the Chicago Reporter’s John A. McDermott Documentary (short) Film Competition. As part of the award, Turning a Corner was to be screened on WTTW’s Image Union program. The station is refusing to air the video, citing its sensitive subject matter.
Turning a Corner tells the personal stories of women formerly involved in the sex trade in Chicago – through their own voices – and follows their efforts to raise public awareness and promote legislative reforms.
The Chicago Reader’s Michael Miner covered this story in The Reader online here.
Beyondmedia is urging concerned community members to contact WTTW and express their support for screening Turning a Corner. Please express your outrage on WTTW’s feedback form .
For more info, visit the Beyondmedia website.