Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Chicago Sister Cities Acting Call

Calling for volunteers for films about Chicago!

Chicago 2016 is looking for girls, ages 6 – 14, to participate in a film about Chicago’s

Sister Cities. The girl’s family must be from the region of among Chicago’s 27 sister
cities, and she should be able to say “Hello Sister” in the language of the region
(with a parent’s or grandparent’s help is sufficient, but native fluency is preferred.)

We are also looking for boys in the same age range, but they do not need to have
foreign language capabilities.
About Chicago Sister Cities

Established in 1960, Chicago Sister Cities International serves as Chicago’s best
ambassador to the world, embracing a citizen diplomacy model and using people-to people relations to promote mutual understanding and international exchange.

From hosting foreign dignitaries, to uniting the diverse ethnic communities of
Chicago, to serving as the first point-of-contact for visiting business leaders,
cultural icons and educational institutions, Chicago Sister Cities plays a critical role
in bringing the world to Chicago and Chicago to the world. For a full listing of
Chicago’s 27 sister cities, please refer to page 2.

About the Filming

The filming will take place on Saturday, March 14, and Sunday, March 15, and will
take 3 to 4 hours. Exact location is to be determined. Snacks will be provided.
For the girls, please bring along a few changes of clothes as well as any clothing
traditional to the region. Please feel free to bring siblings and other family
members as we need still photographs of Chicagoans for use in another film.
Please direct questions to Bonnie Vansteen at 312.220.4846. To participate in the
filming, email** by Monday, March 9, with your
contact information and your child’s recent photo, name, age, and language ability.
You will be contacted with more information by Wednesday, March 11. Thank you.
** Yahoo! Mail users, please contact Bonnie Vansteen at
T + 1.312.552.2016 * F + 1.312.861.4801
200 RANDOLPH * SUITE 2016 * CHICAGO, IL 60601

Chicago’s Sister Cities
Accra, Ghana
Amman, Jordan
Athens, Greece
Belgrade, Serbia
Birmingham, UK
Busan, Korea
Casablanca, Morocco
Delhi, India
Durban, South Africa
Galway, Ireland
Gothenburg, Sweden
Hamburg, Germany
Kyiv, Ukraine
Lahore, Pakistan
Lucerne, Switzerland
Mexico City, Mexico
Milan, Italy
Moscow, Russia
Osaka, Japan
Paris, France
Petach Tikva, Israel
Prague, Czech Republic
Shanghai, China
Shenyang, China
Toronto, Canada
Vilnius, Lithuania
Warsaw, Poland