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“70 Acres in Chicago” provides a front-row seat into one of the nation’s emblematic affordable housing struggles. My students loved the film, and it will be staple of classroom use for years to come.”

– Professor Lawrence J. Vale
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Educational Version

Includes screening license, educational curriculum. High Schools, Public Libraries, Non-Profits – please contact us at film@70acresinchicago.com


An essential teaching tool for:

  • Classes in Urban Studies, Sociology, Planning, History, Architecture, African American Studies

  • Social Workers and Health Care Workers

  • Professional Development and Diversity Training

  • This documentary is also an important additional to all public library collections.

    What People Are Saying About “70 Acres in Chicago”

    The film will be an invaluable teaching and learning resource for public policy, community development and urban sociology – it is already in my course program for next semester.”

    – Michael Darcy
    Associate Professor, Urban Research Program
    Western Sydney University

    The film provoked one of the best classroom discussions we’ve had in five years.”
    – Jerry Anthony
    School of Urban & Regional Planning
    The University of Iowa

    Speaks volumes about gentrification and the concept of ‘mixed-income’ housing.”

    – Odie Henderson
    RogerEbert.com