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 shortly afterwards (along with the entire neighborhood).

You can browse all of the Voices of Cabrini videos that have been digitized so far here:



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