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  • [The 90’s raw: Anthony Hughes]

    [The 90’s raw: Anthony Hughes]

    Raw footage for the award-winning series The 90’s. Fred Bridges visits artist Anthony Hughes in the notorious housing project Cabrini Green. “Cabrini Green is my home. It’s always been my home. When most people think of Cabrini Green, they think of the drugs and the crime and every other negative thing you can think of. When I think of about it, I think about all the wonderful people who have meant so much to me in my life. …I’m an artist, and what I try to do is to share these people with the world, so that they’ll see that Cabrini Green is more than just the images you see in the media, but is real people. So through my art I try to share these real people with other real people.” He shows us his realistic charcoal drawings of Cabrini Green residents.

  • [The 90’s raw: Cabrini Green Christmas]

    [The 90’s raw: Cabrini Green Christmas]

    Raw footage for the award-winning series The 90’s. Several people talk about what Christmas is like in Cabrini Green.

  • [Jane Byrne’s Easter at Cabrini raw #1]

    [Jane Byrne’s Easter at Cabrini raw #1]

    Raw footage of Jane Byrne’s Easter Celebration at Cabrini Green in 1981. This tape includes most of the official program, including a preacher, a gospel choir, and Byrne, followed by informal footage of Byrne at the carnival.

  • [Jane Byrne’s Easter at Cabrini, Lilly’s edit]

    [Jane Byrne’s Easter at Cabrini, Lilly’s edit]

    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.”

  • [Jane Byrne’s Easter at Cabrini, Weinberg / Finerty edit]

    [Jane Byrne’s Easter at Cabrini, Weinberg / Finerty edit]

    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.

  • [Chicago Slices raw: The Slick Boys #1]

    [Chicago Slices raw: The Slick Boys #1]

    THE SLICK BOYS: 3 Cabrini Green cops that rap: ERIC DAVIS, JAMES MARTIN, and RANDY HOLCOMB SR. Interviews at Oz Park while they coached little league baseball, in Cabrini’s neighborhoods and parks, in police station, grocery store, and rapped with children on playground. Interview with Asst. Manager MIKE MERRILL.

  • Image Union: The Other M.J.

    Image Union: The Other M.J.

    Documentary about an African American man named Michael Johnson, who works on the floor crew at United Center, the home of the Chicago Bulls. (The title refers to this connection between the subject and basketball star Michael Jordan.) Johnson struggles to make ends meet on a minimum wage job amidst the pomp and circumstance of the 1996 Democratic National Convention. Through his candid reflections, one sees the struggle of many workers across the country as they are faced with limited employment options, no benefits, and no room for advancement. Some of the original footage was used in a program called “None of the Above,” which investigated Americas non-voters.

  • The Ambassadors of Cabrini

    The Ambassadors of Cabrini

    Documentary about the Jesse White Tumblers, a gymnastic group made up predominantly of kids from the Chicago Housing Authority’s Cabrini Green.

 
 
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