Program 35 - WUFF @ Cooper Square Committee
Saving Midtown - The story of the largest (and ongoing!) rent strike in San Francisco since 1978. The mostly black residents represent the last 6% of black people living in San Francisco. They have been gentrified three times over and are fighting to hold on to what is left of the Filmore district - the Harlem of the west. When the city decided to turn over their buildings - which they thought they owned - to a Christan non-profit developer, this community of working people decided to fight back. They show both the city and the developers that #blackhomesmatter and that nobody is going to take exploitation sitting down. (2016, 13 min)
99 Homes - Andrew Garfield gives a powerful performance as a young man coming face to face with the subterfuge at the heart of the recent mortgage security backed economic collapse. Set amidst the backdrop of the 2008 housing market catastrophe, Dennis Nash, a hard-working and honest man, can't save his family home despite his best efforts. Thrown to the streets with alarming precision by real estate shark Mike Carver, Dennis, out of work and luck, is given a unique opportunity - to join Carver's crew and put others through the harrowing ordeal done to him in order to earn back what's his. (2015, 112 min)
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