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Does anyone have any suggestions for videos (either full length or shorter films) that would provide a good introduction to/history of public housing?  The new Pruit-Igoe Myth documentary seems like an interesting one, but it is apparently not yet available outside the selected-screenings cities.

 

The intended audience is graduate-level planning students who are taking an affordable housing course. Thanks in advance!

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Housing Authority of City of Milwaukee's Annual Report 2008-2010, "Navigating Through Change" is a really nice history of the housing authority placed in the context of larger events in society (i.e. Berlin Wall falls!).  Not a video, & I don't see it online, but you may be able to get a copy by contacting them. www.hacm.org.

Voices of Cabrini (http://ronitfilms.com/films/voicesofcabrini.html) is pretty good.  It's about 30 minutes long and hosted on vimeo.  If you like it, you can donate to their kickstarter to help make a sequel about Cabrini-Green's residential displacement and demolition.

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