ADIFF CHICAGO: 70 Acres In Chicago – Closing Night : NYADIFF


ADIFF CHICAGO: 70 Acres In Chicago – Closing Night

Ronit Bezalel, USA, 2014, 53min, documentary in English. 


Thursday, June 14 @ 9:00pm –  Facets Cinémathèque


For 70 years, there stood a Chicago public housing community known as Cabrini Green.

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.

70 Acres in Chicago tells the volatile story of this hotly contested patch of land, while looking unflinchingly at race, class, and who has the right to live in the city.

Q&A after the screening!

 Q&A with director after the screening.


WHAT: 16th Annual African Diaspora Film Festival – Chicago

WHEN: June 8-June 14, 2018

WHERE: Facets Cinémathèque

The Facets Cinémathèque is located at 1517 W. Fullerton Ave. in Chicago. For a full schedule and to order advance tickets online please call 773-281-4114 or 212-864-1760 or visit or Tickets are $15 for Opening Night and $10 general admission.

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