Taking Over, Taking Back is a documentary short shot in Chicago in 2013 by student filmmakers Jessica Murphy and Elissa Nadworny.
The foreclosure crisis hit Chicago hard. It left in its wake 62,000 vacant properties in the city and more than 100,000 people living on the streets. Enter the Chicago-Anti-Eviction Campaign. The organization works to put displaced families into foreclosed homes and rebuild the communities broken down by vacant houses. Influenced by the civil disobedience of the civil rights movement, their tactics don’t always align with the law.