At Home In Utopia
In person: Director, Michal Goldman
Country: USA released 2008 Duration: 57 min. Language: English / Yiddish w/ subtitles.
Director Michal Goldman traces the engaging history of the United Workers Cooperative Colony (a.k.a. The Coops), one of four cooperative apartments built in the Bronx in the 1920s by visionary Jewish garment workers. At Home in Utopia follows the life of this cooperative across two generations into the 1950s. The arc of the story begins within a community that was primarily and proudly Eastern European Jewish. But by the story's end, the leaders of the Coops had begun to move their house toward racial integration. This is a fascinating look at a story not well known and told by former tenants whose lives were forever altered by their time in The Coops.
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