70 Acres in Chicago

Cabrini Green

America ReFramed
  • Feature Film
  • 2017
  • 59 Mins

70 Acres in Chicago: Cabrini Green explores the effects of the Plan for Transformation, an order requiring the demolition of Chicago's public housing high rises, and the building of mixed-income condominiums. Filmed over two decades, 70 Acres in Chicago illuminates the layers of socio-economic forces and the questions behind urban redevelopment and gentrification taking place in U.S. cities today.

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Film Credits

  • Ronit Bezalel Director
  • Catherine Crouch Writer/ Editor
  • Judy Hoffman Executive Producer
  • Marguerite Mariama Narrator
  • Madaliene Schalet Additional Producer
  • Mark Pratt Additional Producer
  • Robyn Epstein Additional Producer
  • Brenda Schumacher Producer

Critical Acclaim

Ronit Bezalel's thought-provoking documentary, 70 Acres in Chicago: Cabrini Green, is a startling case study into the making and destruction of one of Chicago's most infamous public housing projects.

Tony Binns, Rolling Out