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Made in Harlem: The Struggle for Home
Wed, March 15, 2017, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM EDT
Natasha Florentino & Tamara Gubernat, 2008, 40 min.
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.
"The 125th Street rezoning was an intense time line; we were uptown in Harlem, we were downtown at City Planning and City Hall, talking to as many people as we could and filming as much as possible. We worked closely with community members and urban planners to unravel the often cryptic planning language and navigate through the various steps in the city's land use process. We focused on historic preservation, small businesses, housing and displacement, height limits, the connection between the real estate industry and politics, and the over-arching theme: the community of Harlem that was left out of the planning process."
Annmarie Soba, 2016, 8 min
A teenage girl reacts in outrage as her South Bronx neighborhood begins the process of gentrification. This film was produced at the Maysles Documentary Center in the 2016 Summer Teen Producer's academy.
Nuhi de Stani, 2016, 13 min
Michael Henry Adams is a Harlem historian, author of "Harlem Lost and Found" and activist who finds himself in a constant battle against greed and cultural destruction.
Snacks from a local Harlem eatery to precede program.
Q&A with Nuhi de Stani and Michael Henry Adams to follow screening.