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  • 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 theĀ  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

  • [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

  • [Voices of Cabrini raw: Marion Stamps funeral]

    [Voices of Cabrini raw: Marion Stamps funeral]

    Video from 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 from Cabrini activist Marion Stamps’ funeral. Congressman Bobby Rush speaks at the service. Towards the end of the video, there is an interview with a Cabrini resident who had lived in the area since the 1960s. Continue reading

  • [Voices of Cabrini raw: Guana Stamps]

    [Voices of Cabrini raw: Guana Stamps]

    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. In this video, Guana Stamps, daughter of recently deceased Cabrini activist Marion Stamps, talks about the importance of after school programs and teen advocacy and awareness for the Cabrini community. Continue reading