[Voices of Cabrini raw: CHA 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 video features a number of early still photographs of the building of CHA housing and its first residents.

0:03Copy video clip URL Color bars.

3:00Copy video clip URL Video of a pamphlet for the “Cabrini Homes.” The pamphlet advertises renovations being made.

3:52Copy video clip URL Close up of the pamphlet’s text: “Special Advantages of Cabrini.”

4:42Copy video clip URL Black and white photograph (late 1940s?) of Cabrini housing and demolished area surrounding the high rises.

5:34Copy video clip URL Close up of the rubble in the photograph. Camera zooms out.

6:20Copy video clip URL Second attempt of the same shot.

6:53Copy video clip URL Close up of photograph construction workers on future Cabrini site.

8:05Copy video clip URL Photograph of foundations being laid by the same construction workers. Rubble in foreground and housing in the background.

9:03Copy video clip URL Shot of the same photograph, but with construction workers cropped out.

10:37Copy video clip URL Same shot. Zoom out from a close up of one construction worker.

11:43Copy video clip URL Photograph of Mayor Richard J. Daley unveiling the plaque for the “William Green Homes.”

12:37Copy video clip URL Close up of plaque.

13:02Copy video clip URL Another close up.

13:20Copy video clip URL Photograph of brick residence mid-build.

14:06Copy video clip URL Close up of workers building the residence.

14:33Copy video clip URL Photograph of a professional woman surrounded by children walking through the grounds of newly-built housing.

15:47Copy video clip URL Close up of the same photograph.

16:45Copy video clip URL Photograph of four professional men surrounded by children. They are about to raise a flag for a community service award.

18:01Copy video clip URL Close up of the same photograph.

18:34Copy video clip URL Close up of a photograph of children and teenagers on a blacktop playground. The camera zooms out to show that they are standing in rows/columns at attention. There is an adult facing them in front of the lines.

19:45Copy video clip URL Close up of the same photograph.

20:30Copy video clip URL Same shot. Cameraman repeats the “close up, zoom out” of the photograph several more times.

21:57Copy video clip URL Photograph of children huddled around home plate on a baseball diamond. Three adults stand next to them. A child is sliding feet first into home plate as everyone watches.

23:48Copy video clip URL Photograph of the interior of, presumably, a Cabrini-Green apartment. Three children, mother, and father are in the room. The mother holds a newborn, the eldest daughter sits in an armchair, and the middle daughter stands next to her father. He is pushing a crib into the apartment. The walls are unadorned and the room is sparse.

24:40Copy video clip URL Close up of the same photograph.

25:43Copy video clip URL Photograph of the same family in the kitchen. The mother stands in front of the stove, the father sits at the kitchen table with his eldest daughter on his lap, and the middle daughter sits at the kitchen table. The newborn is absent from the photograph.

26:35Copy video clip URL Close up of same photograph.

27:37Copy video clip URL Photograph of a large kitchen/cafeteria. Six young girls and their instructor stand around the counters.

28:36Copy video clip URL Close up of the same photograph.

29:44Copy video clip URL Photograph of two professional men standing over and chatting with four young boys. The boys are sitting on a small stoop.

30:36Copy video clip URL Photograph of three boys standing together with their arms draped over each other. There is an out of focus image of an older woman’s face and upper-torso on the left-side of the frame.

31:43Copy video clip URL Photograph of a group of older, working-class adults standing on a stage. There are several children sitting at their feet. The adults appear to be attentive to something out of frame.

32:27Copy video clip URL Director Ronit Bezalel can be heard over the video.

33:09Copy video clip URL Photograph of a group of children and teenagers playing in the water of an open fire hydrant.

35:22Copy video clip URL Photograph of a dilapidated high rise amid other city buildings. Unclear whether this is a photograph of Chicago.

36:24Copy video clip URL Photograph of a high rise building mid-construction.

37:31Copy video clip URL Photograph of students waiting in line. One woman is smiling and waving to the photograph. Close up of the woman and then a zoom out to show the entire line.

38:51Copy video clip URL Photograph of a boy and a girl  hoola-hooping in a park.

39:42Copy video clip URL Photograph from the same moment in the park, but the boy is out of frame, and another girl has entered the frame.

40:34Copy video clip URL Close up of a photograph of a basketball suspended above someone’s hand. Camera zooms out to show a basketball game in progress.

41:37Copy video clip URL Shot of the full frame of the photograph.

43:41Copy video clip URL Photograph of four children watering a tree and tending to its soil.

45:12Copy video clip URL Photograph of the skeletal structure of a building mid-construction. You can see through the building to the side of another building behind it. Zoom out to show identical–but fully finished–buildings in the surrounding area.

46:56Copy video clip URL Photograph of Mayor Richard J. Daley and associates sitting under a tent during a political event for a high school.

47:57Copy video clip URL Zoom in to a photograph of a Chicago Housing Authority residence.

49:37Copy video clip URL Photograph of laborers unloading material from a “Moore’s Express Van Co.” truck.

52:00Copy video clip URL Photograph of the skeletal structure of a CHA residence mid-build. Zoom out to show an entire complex of residences mid-build.

53:26Copy video clip URL Photograph from street level of a CHA residence complex mid-build.

55:18Copy video clip URL Especially dramatic photograph of a man pointing over the CHA complex mid-build.

57:37Copy video clip URL Photograph of two men admiring a garden.

58:19Copy video clip URL Photograph of wrecked row houses and a shack on what would become Cabrini Green.

1:00:03Copy video clip URL Static.

1:00:04Copy video clip URL End of tape.

 

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