Video 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 the Pratt family at home in Cabrini Green, as well as a community picnic featuring a performance by the Jesse White Tumblers. Continue reading
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Lilly Ollinger’s rough edit of Mayor Jane Byrne’s Easter Celebration at Cabrini. Byrne had moved in to Cabrini Green in an effort to clean up crime. Has interviews with Cabrini Green residents and Jesse White about Byrne’s move. Also has explanatory voiceover. Timecode onscreen. Shot for “Ambassadors of Cabrini.” Continue reading
Tom Weinberg and Tom Finerty’s edit of Jane Byrne’s Easter Celebration at Cabrini Green. Shot for “Ambassadors of Cabrini.” Footage of an Easter celebration held by Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne at Cabrini Green, where she was temporarily living at the time. The tape begins with Byrne trying to lead the crowd in religious songs. However, after a short period of footage of Byrne’s official program, the camera turns to a large group of protesters (presumably Cabrini Green residents) who are angry at Byrne for her policies towards African-Americans, shouting, “We need jobs, not eggs!” In a widely publicized PR stunt, Byrne had briefly taken up residence in Cabrini Green, the notorious housing project. The protesters are almost immediately beaten by the police and taken to jail. The remainder of the tape is the crew’s attempt to understand what happened and locate the jailed demonstrators. Continue reading