The Area: Odyssey of a Neighborhood
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Schaible Science Center, Illinois Hall
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The Area follows the five-year odyssey of a South Side Chicago neighborhood where more than 400 African-American families are being displaced by a multi-billion dollar freight company.
The documentary introduces us to homeowner-turned-activist Deborah Payne and the teenage friends who must start a new life across gang lines. A panel discussion with the filmmakers will follow the screening.