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Candyman: Cabrini-Green and the fear of public housing
About This Episode

We’ve teamed up with Scrappers Film Group—a documentary filmmaking crew based right here in Chicago—for a new video series called Popcorn Politics. Scrappers might be best known for the documentary from which they take their name, 2010’s Scrappers, about Chicago scrap-metal gatherers. Hints of that work can be seen in this first episode of Popcorn Politics, which examines the 1992 film Candyman, specifically the area in which is was filmed—Chicago’s infamous Cabrini-Green housing project. (Which, until it was completely razed, was just a stone’s throw from our office.)

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