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Rachel Dickson

DCASE Artist

Rachel Dickson is an independent documentary filmmaker based in Chicago. Before working in film, she worked as a print and radio journalist in Latin America. She is currently the Supervising Producer of The School Project, a series of short documentaries and webisodes about public education collaboratively produced by Kartemquin Films, Kindling Group, Media Process Group, Siskel/Jacobs Productions, and Free Spirit Media. 

She is also a producer on ’63 Boycott, a Kartemquin production directed by Gordon Quinn; an associate producer on Hard Earned,  an Al Jazeera America and Kartemquin Films series scheduled to premiere this spring; and has worked in various capacities on a handful of Kartemquin projects, including research, translation, media management, camera, and sound. Those projects include Almost There, The Homestretch, In the Game, and The Prosecutors. In 2013 she was a producer for Central Standard on Education, WTTW/ Channel 11’s first web series.

Rachel is a proud graduate of Chicago Public Schools. She studied International Studies and Spanish at Kenyon College in Ohio, and has since lived abroad in Colombia, Guatemala, Venezuela, and Cuba. She studied Cinematography at the University of Antioquia in Colombia. Her second home is in Medellin, Colombia. Her website is: www.racheldicksonmedia.com. 

Rachel Dickson has crowd-funded a project with 3AP

  • Closed for Good

    • $5,239 raised of $5,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 105% funded

    Closed for Good is a documentary that tells the intimate story of two families and the impact of their neighborhood school closing. The shuttering of 49 Chicago Public Schools in 2013 (the largest collective school closing in history), rocked many …

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