Saturday, October 24, 2020

You Saturday viewing: "Chicago's South Side" by Geoffrey Baer


[VIDEO] Allow me to state from the jump that I found this video on YouTube as opposed to sharing the video on WTTW's page for this documentary. I believe this aired on WTTW in 2015 and didn't find this until doing a Google search on the Roseland neighborhood.

Basically this documentary focuses on the south side neighborhoods of Brighton Park, Chinatown, Ashburn, Bridgeport, Bronzeville, Hyde Park, Washington Park, Woodlawn, Englewood, Auburn Gresham, Beverly, Washington Park, Roseland, South Shore, Pullman and the southeast side. Basically the south side is divided up into near southwest and southeast and far southwest and southeast.

I know over the years Geoffrey Baer has done documentaries of interest such as Chicago by L (of which there was another edition produced in 2020 according to his wikipedia page), he did one on the Chicago Lakefront, I think he even did one that featured the Illinois & Michigan Canal that runs through the southwest side.

I guess my takeaway without watching having yet watched this is I wish he had some other neighborhoods on this such as Chatham. Perhaps there wasn't enough material for him to really document the neighborhood as he had Englewood, South Shore, Hyde Park, Auburn Gresham, or even Ashburn. However it has my attention and plan to watch this documentary with you all.

No comments:

Post a Comment

PLEASE READ FIRST!!!! Comment Moderating and Anonymous Comment Policy

While anonymous comments are not prohibited we do encourage you to help readers identify you so that other commenters may respond to you. Either read the moderating policy for how or leave an identifier (which could be a nickname for example) at the end of the comment.

Also note that this blog is NOT associated with any public or political officials including Alderman Roderick T. Sawyer!