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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.s
  • What People Are Saying About “70 Acres in Chicago”

    An absolute must-see for anyone engaged with issues of social justice, urbanization, and housing rights.”
    – Kylee van der Poorten
    University of Calgary

    An invaluable resource for public policy, community development and urban sociology.”
    – Michael Darcy
    Associate Professor, Urban Research Program
    Western Sydney University

    Essential viewing for those interested in the possibilities and limitations of mixed-income development as a solution to urban poverty.”
    – Mark Joseph
    Case Western Reserve University
    National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities

    Provides students with an epilogue to Chicago’s long and complicated housing history. It opens up the possibility to reflect on the past and discuss the city’s future.”
    – Bridget Hennessy
    Chicago Latin School

    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