East of Liberty: Screenings, Community Dialogue and Film Shoot
7–9p Community Dialogue
Kelly Strayhorn Theater
5941 Penn Ave :: Map
Join filmmaker Chris Ivey and others for a community dialogue reflecting on global trends of redevelopment and gentrification. The entire East of Liberty series will be shown, followed by a filmed community discussion.
East of Liberty: A Story of Good Intentions | 2:00p
The first film in a series documenting the redevelopment and gentrification of the blighted East Liberty community. Filmed over several years, the series of films takes a raw look at changes happening in one community that reflect a national trend. A Story of Good Intentions follows displaced residents from low income high rise buildings that have been demolished to make way for new development. Featuring interviews with residents and social examiner and author Mindy Fullilove, MD (“Root Shock”), East of Liberty takes a unique approach to tackling the global issue of gentrification.
Length: 1 hour 24 mins
East of Liberty: The Fear of Us | 3:40p
The Fear of Us follows small business owners fighting to survive as new businesses emerge catering to a different clientele. A true examination of survival of the fittest. Featuring interviews with business owners and social examiner Mindy Fullilove, MD (“Root Shock”) and others, The Fear of Us digs deep into the issues of class and race while to tackling gentrification issues in redevelopment.
Length: 1 hour 41 minutes
East of Liberty: In Unlivable Times | 5:30p (Strong language version)
The third film, In Unlivable Times is uniquely different from the previous chapters in the series, injected with the voices of Pittsburgh youth. Filled with heartfelt stories of determination and the will to succeed, In Unlivable Times is a definitive portrait of inner city of youth surviving despite the odds.
Length: 53 minutes
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PHOTO COURTESY CHRIS IVEY