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The NY Leftover Bailout: My Brooklyn, a Documentary in Progress by Kelly Anderson

Saturday, August 13, 2011, 12–5 pm


Movie poster for My Brooklyn

In My Brooklyn, director Kelly Anderson documents her personal journey as a Brooklyn gentrifier who tries to understand the forces behind the rapid reshaping of her neighborhood along lines of race and class. Anderson watches as an explosion of luxury housing and chain store development spurs bitter conflict over who has a right to live where and to determine the neighborhood’s future. While to some gentrification is about revitalizing the city, to others it is about erasing the eclectic urban fabric, economic and racial diversity, creative alternative culture, and unique local economies that drew them to Brooklyn in the first place. See excerpts from this work-in-progress, on view at the BMW Guggenheim Lab throughout the afternoon.

Image: courtesy Kelly Anderson and Fivel Rothberg

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