The Forces Behind the Gentrification of Harlem

Plunder: The Crime of Our Time

Danny Schechter, 2009, 100 mins.

Plunder is a hard-hitting investigative film by Danny Schechter. The “News Dissector” explores how the financial crisis was built on a foundation of criminal activity uncovering the connection between the collapse of the housing market and the economic catastrophe that followed.


Rezoning Harlem

Dir. Natasha Florentino & Tamara Gubernat, 2008, 40 mins.

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. A shocking expose of how a group of ordinary citizens, who are passionate about the future of one the city's most treasured neighborhoods, are systematically shut out of the city's decision-making process, revealing New York City's broken public review system and provoking discussion on what we can do about it.


Panel with Nellie Bailey, Harlem Tenants Council. More speakers TBA.