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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.  Non-Profits – please contact us at [email protected]

Purchase of an educational use DVD with public performance license for 70 Acres in Chicago grants an institution the right to classroom and library use, and the right to screen the film to its students, faculty and staff, on campus and satellite campus grounds, where no admission is charged.


An essential teaching tool for:

    • 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