About Hope takes a look at the people on a typical day in downtown Chicago and conveys a sample of what gives the average working person hope in life. For some its a way to make a living despite an unfortunate corporate downsizing. For some its Jesus. For many its just the fun of listening and dancing to live street music. And for one lady its simply a cup of Jell-O on the way to work. This video can introduce students to urban sociology well as the miracles of video editing with Final Cut Pro. Many thanks go to my colleague Dan Petersen for the great editing job he did here. And to the band, the Hipnotics, for providing the musical background.