[Voices of Cabrini raw: George Robbins’s Barbershop with angry man]

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 was recorded inside George Robbins's barbershop at 456 W. Division Street. The majority of the video features an irate man's tirade against white people and the U.S. government.

00:08Copy video clip URL Open to George Robbins in his barbershop. He puts on his barber’s shirt and prepares for the day.

11:29Copy video clip URL An irate man enters the barbershop. He verbally accosts the crew for being white.

16:22Copy video clip URL Crew asks him how he knows George Robbins. He lived in Cabrini for two years. He talks about white people being brain washed and the religious virtues of not paying taxes.

18:53Copy video clip URL Robbins asks him whether Muslims pay taxes.

22:54Copy video clip URL Another man walks in to get his hair cut

26:29Copy video clip URL Man: “White man says we don’t need you!”

29:47Copy video clip URL He talks about destroying government and showing the world that black people can live without guns, drugs, or alcohol.

34:07Copy video clip URL Robbins asks the man what he thinks will happen to the country in the future.

36:33Copy video clip URL Robbins shaves a customer’s neck. The other man’s tirade appears to be over.

38:07Copy video clip URL Cut to two customers watching television.

40:24Copy video clip URL Cut to the television. A soap opera is playing. Another customer moves to the barber’s chair.

42:45Copy video clip URL Cut to a shot of the “Prices” sign on Robbins’s wall. Several more shots of the ephemera and posters on his wall. Robbins and his customer chat about rent, the O.J. Simpson trial, and various other topics.

48:29Copy video clip URL Cut to the profile of a customer waiting his turn.

49:21Copy video clip URL End of tape.

 

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