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    Documentaries? (Housing- and/or Community Development-related)

    Can anyone recommend compelling/noteworthy documentaries about specific/individual housing developments, CBO projects, neighborhood evolution or general community stakeholder relations? Anything on social exclusion, spatial mismatch or public housing would also be helpful.

    In particular, I'm looking for documentaries that are sponsored/funded by one of the stakeholders (i.e. a developer making a documentary about its own development or site, or a community group documenting their own project/neighborhood).

    Domestic U.S. focus preferred, but not mandatory.

    Thanks!

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    I don't know if this would be helpful, but it might be of interest to you: Flipped
    If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich. -- John F. Kennedy, January 20, 1961

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    I downloaded the Pruitt-Igoe Myth documentary from iTunes a couple of months ago, it should be exactly what you are looking for.

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    Quote Originally posted by Linda_D View post
    I don't know if this would be helpful, but it might be of interest to you: Flipped
    That's a good one but the narrator sounds like he's trying to imitate Michael Moore's nasally-voice.

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    Here are two good housing ones about Community Land Trusts:

    Streets of Dreams
    Homes and Hands
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    Gentrification/eminent domain...."Greetings from Asbury Park"
    "He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?" Jeremiah 22:16

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    BATTLE FOR BROOKLYN

    Here's the synopsis: "BATTLE FOR BROOKLYN follows the story of reluctant activist Daniel Goldstein as he struggles to save his home and community from being demolished to make way for a professional basketball arena and the densest real estate development in U.S. history. Along the way, he falls in love, gets married and starts a family while living in a vacated building located at the heart of the project site. Over the course of seven years, Daniel spearheads the movement against the development plan as he and the community fight tenaciously in the courts, the streets, and the media to stop the abuse of eminent domain and reveal the corruption at the heart of the plan."

    It was really, really good

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    Quote Originally posted by Wannaplan? View post
    I downloaded the Pruitt-Igoe Myth documentary from iTunes a couple of months ago, it should be exactly what you are looking for.
    Agree!

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    On PBS there is Blueprint America http://www.pbs.org/wnet/blueprintamerica/?s=housing
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