05 May Through Our Eyes Program 3: Housing and the Way We Live
The Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center Amphitheater
144 West 65th Street
(Between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue)
Spanning three decades, this program of this extraordinary documentary series explores critical issues in this election — undocumented youth, marriage equality, youth activism and voter registration — as seen through the fresh, but unblinking eyes of emerging filmmakers at the Educational Video Center.
At the FSLC Web Site
2371 2nd Ave: An East Harlem Story 1986; 13 mins.
EVC students document the living conditions of fellow student Millie Reyes’s family, who live in a rat-infested apartment building with no heat or hot water. They follow the story as Reyes leads the other residents to confront the landlord and go on rent strike.
Home Sweet Gone 1993; 26 mins.
Angry at the abandoned buildings and vacant lots in their neighborhoods in the early 1990s, youth producers investigate poor housing conditions in New York City owned apartments and bank “redlining” policies that prevent investment in low income housing. Community activists protesting the city’s landlord policies and youth construction programs give hope for change.
Mortgage Mayhem: Living Inside Fraud 2011; 26 mins.
EVC students turn their cameras on one of their classmates as she uncovers the truth behind her family’s struggle to keep their home in Queens. Combining personal stories and interviews with housing advocates and financial journalists, they give a human face to the foreclosure and predatory lending crisis in New York City in 2010.
As the Sun Comes Up, the Bricks Fall Down 2010; 22 mins.
Mixing spoken word, animation, interviews with youth activists and their own personal profiles, EVC filmmakers tell powerful stories of neighborhood gentrification and displacement living in the shadows of the newly built Yankee Stadium in the Bronx and condos in Brooklyn.
Each program will be screened twice at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center Amphitheater (with an afternoon screening for school audiences and an evening screening for general audiences). Question and answer sessions with the producers will follow each of the programs.
Tickets are priced at $10 for the general public, $7 for FSLC members, and $8 for students and seniors, and can be purchased online at <a href=”http://www.filmlinc.com” target=”_blank” alt=”Buy Tickets at Filmlinc.com” style=”color: rgb (241, 61, 72); text-decoration: underline;”>Filmlinc.com </a> or in person at the box offices of The Film Society of Lincoln Center at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center.
EVC’s Youth Documentary Workshop is a 15-week credit-bearing course that teaches high school students from across New York City to research, shoot, and edit compelling documentaries that examine community and youth-related issues.
EVC’s Youth Documentary Workshops and school programs are generously supported by: the Bay and Paul Foundations, the Brenner Family Foundation, the Brightwater Fund, the Gerald & Janet Carrus Foundation, HBO, Hyde and Watson Foundation, Milton A. & Roslyn Z. Wolf Family Foundation Teacher of Conscience Fund, National Board of Review, the Robert Bowne Foundation, Time Warner, Inc, W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation, and Wellspring Foundation; with public support from the National Endowment for the Arts, NYC Department of Education, New York State Council on the Arts – Arts Education General Program Support and Electronic Media and Film, and the NYC DYCD Summer Youth Employment Program; and individual donors; and with in-kind support from Benjamin Moore & Co, Claudia Giselle Design LLC, Gray Matters NYC, the Lawyers Alliance for New York, and Satellite Academy High School.