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 video features an interview with Chicago Tribune journalist Flynn McRoberts.
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0:14Copy video clip URL Open to an interview with Flynn McRoberts, journalist for the Chicago Tribune. He is talking about a demonstration at the 1996 Democratic National Convention. He is surprised by how organized and controlled the demonstration turned out.
5:02Copy video clip URL McRoberts says that a lot of the problems with the current redevelopment project stem from Cabrini residents’ distrust of the CHA: “Once CHA makes a promise a new administration comes in…and it changes directions…”
7:03Copy video clip URL McRoberts on why Cabrini is so distinct: “The imagery of it, the symbolism of it, there’s no other place in America where a public housing project of such scale is adjacent to such wealth…it’s not really the prototype of public housing…”
12:07Copy video clip URL McRoberts: “You go to the Jewel…on Division and you see a woman coming over from the Gold Coast shopping next to teenage mothers with two or three kids in tow…much has been made of the name of the street–Division Street–that separates Cabrini from the rest of the city.”
14:14Copy video clip URL McRoberts talks about media coverage of Cabrini-Green.
16:06Copy video clip URL McRoberts discusses the awful living conditions in public housing, but “in Cabrini there is still a sense of community.”
27:11Copy video clip URL McRoberts talks about the Hope 6 $50 million federal grant.
1:02:58Copy video clip URL End of tape.