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Friday, September 23 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Opening Night Film Block: Police, Prisons, Gentrification & Criminal Justice in America. Films Featured: Mothering Inside (30), 70 Acres in Chicago: Cabrini Green (58), Do Police Have More Rights Than Juveniles (5), Death Among Us (6)

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Mothering Inside
Filmed & Produced in the United States.
Shot over the course of a year at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville, Oregon, Mothering Inside follows inmate moms as they re-establish relationships with their children and in the process find a reason to address the issues that led to their incarceration. This documentary follows an innovative program that rebuilds relationships between inmate moms and their children.

70 Acres in Chicago: Cabrini Green 
Filmed & Produced in the United States.
What happens when a mixed-income housing 'experiment' collides with reality? Filmed over 20-years, 70 Acres in Chicago: Cabrini Green looks at the demolition of Chicago's most infamous public housing development, Cabrini Green. The film centers on the stories of three public housing residents, Mark, Deidre and Raymond, as their lives are turned upside down when their community is torn apart in the name of progress. Cabrini is being demolished as part of a national plan to replace public housing with mixed income communities. Critics contend that the motivation is economic gain, as public housing's prime real estate is too valuable for the low-income Black communities that live there. The film chronicles a neighborhood upheaval on Chicago's most hotly contested 70 acres of land.

Do Police Have More Rights Than Juveniles 
Festival World Premiere. Filmed & Produced in the United States.
In 2007, Donna Moore’s 11-year-old son and 13-year-old daughter were assaulted by an off-duty Chicago cop. The city settled with the South Side mother in 2011, awarding her family $100,000. Real Chi Youth spoke with Moore and others to understand the impact of police misconduct against juveniles.

Death Among Us
Illinois Premiere. Filmed & Produced in the United States.
An in-depth look at gun violence and its effect on urban America.

Friday September 23, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Showplace Icon Theaters 150 W. Roosevelt, Chicago, IL 60608