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70 Acres in Chicago: Cabrini Green

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70 Acres in Chicago: Cabrini Green (2015)

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What happens when a mixed-income housing 'experiment' collides with reality? Filmed over 15 years, 70 Acres in Chicago: Cabrini Green looks at the demolition of Chicago's most infamous public housing development, Cabrini Green. The film centers on the stories of three public housing residents, Mark, Deidre and Raymond, as their lives are turned upside down when their community is torn apart in the name of progress. Cabrini is being demolished as part of a national plan to replace public housing with mixed income communities. Critics contend that the motivation is economic gain, as public housing's prime real estate is too valuable for the low-income Black communities that live there. The film chronicles a neighborhood upheaval on Chicago's most hotly contested 70 acres of land.70 Acres in Chicago: Cabrini Green is streaming with subscription on Kanopy. It's a documentary and history movie with a high IMDb audience rating of 7.9 (20 votes).

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What happens when a mixed-income housing 'experiment' collides with reality? Filmed over 15 years, 70 Acres in Chicago: Cabrini Green looks at the demolition of Chicago's most infamous public housing development, Cabrini Green. The film centers on the stories of three public housing residents, Mark, Deidre and Raymond, as their lives are turned upside down when their community is torn apart in the name of progress. Cabrini is being demolished as part of a national plan to replace public housing with mixed income communities. Critics contend that the motivation is economic gain, as public housing's prime real estate is too valuable for the low-income Black communities that live there. The film chronicles a neighborhood upheaval on Chicago's most hotly contested 70 acres of land.

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Runtime: 56 minutes

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Related Genres: HistoryDocumentary
Related Tags: Female Director
Available to watch on: Kanopy
Original Release Date: Aug 23, 2015