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  • MJ Epilogue

    02:24 What’s changed for Michael since 1996? “Well, pretty much everything–I’ve changed cars, I’ve changed place of residence, I’ve changed from part-time to full-time, I’m a grandfather now. Just changed my whole frame of mind.” 03:29 Michael updates us on his family. His daughter Daisy had a baby girl in December. “She’s beautiful. She looks just like me!” 04:35 “I’m still doing the same regimen everyday: go home and work out a little bit, play at the gym sometimes. This … Continue reading

  • [Voices of Cabrini raw: b-roll driving]

    [Voices of Cabrini raw: b-roll driving]

    Raw video shot for “Voices of Cabrini.” Shot between 1995-1999, it documented the Cabrini Green redevelopment project proposed and carried out by the City of Chicago. This tape features b-roll recorded from inside a car. The car takes various routes around Cabrini-Green and the Gold Coast neighborhood. No audio for the majority of the tape. Continue reading

  • [Voices of Cabrini raw: Cutaways]

    [Voices of Cabrini raw: Cutaways]

    Footage for the documentary “Voices of Cabrini.” Shot between 1995-1999, it documented the Cabrini Green redevelopment project proposed and carried out by the city of Chicago. This video features footage of the demolition of 1115-1117 N. Sedgwick, interviews with Peter “KSO-G” Geller and Mark Pratt, and several cut-away shots of 1150-1160 N. Sedgwick and redevelopment sites. Continue reading

  • [Voices of Cabrini raw: Havis family in Cabrini]

    [Voices of Cabrini raw: Havis family in Cabrini]

    Footage for the documentary “Voices of Cabrini.” Shot between 1995-1999, it documented the Cabrini-Green redevelopment project proposed and carried out by the city of Chicago. This tape features footage of Cabrini residents Charita and Lynette Havis. The two bring the filmmakers into their home to speak with them about the neighborhood and poor living conditions. Other family members and children talk about their way of life living in Cabrini. We also see video from inside the Robbins Barber Shop. Continue reading

  • [Voices of Cabrini raw: archival photos]

    [Voices of Cabrini raw: archival photos]

    Footage for the documentary “Voices of Cabrini.” Shot between 1995-1999, it documented the Cabrini Green redevelopment project proposed and carried out by the city of Chicago. This tape is compiled of archival photos. Towards the end of the tape, director Ronit Bezalel receives a haircut from George Robbins in his brand new barber shop. Continue reading

  • [Voices of Cabrini raw: Havis Family - David Tkac]

    [Voices of Cabrini raw: Havis Family - David Tkac]

    Footage for the documentary “Voices of Cabrini.” Shot between 1995-1999, it documented the Cabrini Green redevelopment project proposed and carried out by the city of Chicago. On this tape, members of the Havis Family comment on their 1997 move out of Cabrini Green to the South Side. Continue reading

  • [Voices of Cabrini raw: Pratt family]

    [Voices of Cabrini raw: Pratt family]

    Footage for the documentary “Voices of Cabrini.” Shot between 1995-1999, it documented the Cabrini Green redevelopment project proposed and carried out by the city of Chicago. This tape documents the Pratt family at home. The children do a load of dishes in the kitchen, then read a story and play with the magnets in the kitchen. Mark Pratt folds clothes. The children play with their younger sister Myanna. One of the children does some homework. Continue reading

  • [Voices of Cabrini raw: demolition - Robbins Barber Shop]

    [Voices of Cabrini raw: demolition - Robbins Barber Shop]

    Footage for the documentary “Voices of Cabrini.” Shot between 1995-1999, it documented the Cabrini Green redevelopment project proposed and carried out by the city of Chicago. This video includes footage of construction workers cleaning up the rubble of Robbins Barber shop, followed by footage shot before the demolition of a conversation between Robbins Barber shop patrons about race relations, and footage from a little league baseball game in the neighborhood. Continue reading