The Area


About The Area

The Area is a feature-length documentary film about a South Side Chicago neighborhood being demolished to make way for an intermodal freight yard. Since September 2011, residents have been living on borrowed time, maintaining friendships and traditions while struggling with new problems in their vanishing community.

The first documentary short from the project, featured above, was published by Gapers Block as part of its documentary film series, The Grid.

Donate to The Area

Tax-deductible donations may be made to the production of The Area through its fiscal sponsor, Chicago Filmmakers.

Contact The Area

Email info@57thandnormal.com to contact the filmmakers.

News to The Area

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