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posted by SandraCuffe in on févr. 19, 2013 - View profile


“My Brooklyn” Film screening & panel discussion

Mercredi Février 20 2013

Venue: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema - (SFU) Centre for the Arts
Address: 149 West Hastings
Cost: free

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My Brooklyn (2012) is a documentary about Director Kelly Anderson’s personal journey, as a Brooklyn “gentrifier,” to understand the forces reshaping her neighborhood along lines of race and class. The story begins when Anderson moves to Brooklyn in 1988, lured by cheap rents and bohemian culture. By Michael Bloomberg’s election as mayor in 2001, a massive speculative real estate boom is rapidly altering the neighborhoods she has come to call home. She watches as an explosion of luxury housing and chain store development spurs bitter conflict over who has a right to live in the city and to determine its future. While some people view these development patterns as ultimately revitalizing the city, to others, they are erasing the eclectic urban fabric, economic and racial diversity, creative alternative culture, and unique local economies that drew them to Brooklyn in the first place. It seems that no less than the city’s soul is at stake.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Harsha Walia, Ivan Drury, Tracey Morrison and Nathan Edelson



Presented by SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement, Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies and the Ruth Wynn Woodward Chair

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