Free Screening of 70 Acres in Chicago and Discussion with Filmmaker Ronit Bezalel

Movie poster of 70 Acres in Chicago shows three faces
Event Start Date: February 12, 2018 - 1 p.m.
Event End Date: February 12, 2018 - 4 p.m.
Event Type: Open to public
Location: Healey Library, Lower Level, Room 3507
Event Cost: Free

The Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs invites you to a free screening of 70 Acres in Chicago and a discussion with filmmaker Ronit Bezalel.


Home to thousands, misunderstood by millions, Cabrini Green once towered over Chicago’s most valuable neighborhoods. A looming reminder of inequality and poverty, Cabrini’s high-rises were demolished and an African-American community cleared to make room for another social experiment: mixed-income neighborhoods. Shot over the course of 20-years, 70 Acres in Chicago documents this upheaval, from the razing of the first buildings in 1995, to the clashes in the mixed-income neighborhoods a decade later.

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