The Forces Behind the Gentrification of Harlem: "Plunder"&"Rezoning Harlem" plus panel
Plunder: The Crime of Our Time
Danny Schechter, 2009, 100 mins.
Plunder is a hard-hitting investigative film by Danny Schechter. The "News Dissector" explores how the financial crisis was built on a foundation of criminal activity uncovering the connection between the collapse of the housing market and the economic catastrophe that followed.
Dir. Natasha Florentino & Tamara Gubernat, 2008, 40 mins.
Rezoning Harlem follows longtime members of the Harlem community as they fight a 2008 rezoning that threatens to erase the history and culture of their legendary neighborhood and replace it with luxury housing, offices, and big-box retail. A shocking expose of how a group of ordinary citizens, who are passionate about the future of one the city's most treasured neighborhoods, are systematically shut out of the city's decision-making process, revealing New York City's broken public review system and provoking discussion on what we can do about it.
AFTER THE SCREENING:
Panel with Nellie Bailey, Harlem Tenants Council. More speakers TBA. More to follow.
343 Lenox Ave.
New York, NY 10027
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