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47th Annual Conference | April 19 – 22, 2017 | Minneapolis, MN USA | Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Hotel | #UAA2017 | urbanaffairsassociation.org | urbanaffairsassociation.org/conference/

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Friday, April 21 • 4:00pm - 5:25pm
FR4.00.17 Film Screening: My Brooklyn

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Film Title: My Brooklyn
Name of Film Company: My Brooklyn Movie
Filmscreening Moderator: Allison Lirish Dean, My Brooklyn
 
Description of Film:
My Brooklyn follows director Kelly Anderson's journey, as a Brooklyn gentrifier, to understand the forces reshaping her neighborhood. The film documents the redevelopment of Fulton Mall, a bustling African-American and Caribbean commercial district that - despite its status as the third most profitable shopping area in New York City - is maligned for its inability to appeal to the affluent residents who have come to live around it. As a hundred small businesses are replaced by high rise luxury housing and chain retail, Anderson uncovers the web of global corporations, politicians and secretive public-private partnerships that drive seemingly natural neighborhood change. The film's ultimate question is increasingly relevant on a global scale: who has a right to live in cities and determine their future?

"A great pedagogical tool. It can't help but provoke informed discussion on the hot everyday issues of living in a changing city."
Peter Marcuse, Prof. of Urban Planning, Columbia University
Trailer for "My Brooklyn"



Friday April 21, 2017 4:00pm - 5:25pm
Greenway Ballroom-D (2nd Floor)