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Documentary Follows Residents Leaving Cabrini Green – WBEZ Chicago Public Radio

It was easy for the wrecking balls to take down the Cabrini Green high rises. But the transition for residents was anything but easy.” – Morning Shift show

’70 Acres in Chicago: Cabrini Green’ – Chicago Reader

Every Chicagoan should see this documentary about the history of the Chicago Housing Authority and the controversial destruction of Cabrini-Green Homes” – J.R. Jones

70 Acres in Chicago: Review –

The film…speaks volumes about gentrification and the concept of ‘mixed-income’ housing, the latter of which feels like a social experiment slowly going awry…Joy, sorrow and anger exist above and below the surface, but “70 Acres” never forces one’s response.” – Odie Henderson

70 Acres in Chicago Follows Fight for Cabrini Green – WTTW-11 Chicago Public Television

Filmmaker Bezalel says she hopes this film helps continue the dialogue both about Cabrini Green and about larger issues of race, class, and segregation.” – Nick Blumberg

New Documentary Examines Cabrini Green – Rolling Out

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

70 Acres in Chicago: Review – New City

…a valuable chronicle of the particulars of urban change” – Ray Pride

After 20 Years of Work, Cabrini Green Documentary Ready for Its Premiere – DNAInfo

How do you pare 20 years of work into 58 minutes?

For Ronit Bezalel, that was the challenge after spending the past two decades working on a documentary about the old Cabrini Green public housing project.” – Justin Breen

Filming the life and death of Cabrini-Green – Chicago Tribune

I finally met Ronit Bezalel on the arctic morning a few weeks ago that the last Cabrini-Green high-rise closed. She was 5 feet 2 inches of intensity bundled in a coat and hat, and of course she was there in the media crowd. She wouldn’t have missed such a big day in the life and death of Cabrini.” – Mary Schmich, Chicago Tribune