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  • Easter in Cabrini, 1981

    Easter in Cabrini, 1981

    In 1981, Mayor Jane Byrne decided to address criticisms of her administration’s handing of public housing by moving in to the Cabrini Green housing projects. Her brief stay culminated in an Easter celebration featuring gospel music, an Easter egg hunt, and carnival rides. Some Cabrini residents were not happy to be used as a publicity stunt and staged a small protest. This video shot by Tom Weinberg and Tom Finerty shows the festivities and the quick arrests of the peaceful … 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

  • Gang borders and gun violence in Cabrini-Green, 1998

    Gang borders and gun violence in Cabrini-Green, 1998

    In this disquieting video, a man describes the dangers he faces every day crossing the invisible gang borders running through the streets surrounding Chicago’s Cabrini-Green housing projects. The footage was shot for Ronit Bezalel’s documentary, Voices of Cabrini. The interview took place in 1998, but it continues to be incredibly relevant to the  problem of gun violence that still plagues our city today. The interview took place in George Robbins’s barbershop at 456 W. Division Street, which was torn down … 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