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Albany FilmFest Presents...PAM UZZELL'S WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD + Q&A

Albany FilmFest Presents...PAM UZZELL'S WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD + Q&A

Join us for Bay Area filmmaker Pam Uzzell’s documentary Welcome to the Neighborhood (2018), the story of South Berkeley activist Mable Howard and her daughter, artist Mildred Howard, and the changing neighborhoods of Berkeley and Oakland. In Uzzell’s words, this film illuminates “both [the] personal power to create possibilities in adversity and the broader issue of gentrification and a housing crisis that threatens a community’s diversity.”

“Nearly fifty years after Mable Howard’s lawsuit against BART, the Howards’ neighborhood has become one of the “hottest” areas for new home buyers due, in part, to its proximity to BART. Home and rental prices have soared beyond the means of most, including many African Americans still reeling from the 2008 financial meltdown. The response of many in South Berkeley has become increasingly fierce, resulting in grass-roots demands that the city prioritizes affordable housing to prevent the further shrinking of the African American population in the city.”

Pamela Uzzell is an award-winning documentary producer, director, and editor. Her feature-length dococumentary, Unearthing the Drea, featured on Arkansas Public Television as part of their independent producer series, won Best Documentary at the Arkansa Black Independent Fil Festival, as well as an Indie Award of Merit. Uzzell has also worked on more than 20 feature films in post-production, including Godfather III, Terminator 2, and Dead Poets’ Society. She is a member of the Bay Area Video Coalition as well as the The San Francisco Film Society.

Please stay after the film for a lively Q&A with filmmaker Pam Uzzell.

Not rated. 26 minutes.

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A co-presentation of Albany Library and Albany FilmFest

Date:
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Show more dates
Time:
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location:
Edith Stone Room
Library:
Albany Library
Audience:
  Adults     Older Adults     Teens  
Categories:
  Community and Culture     Movies, Music, Performances  

The Library is wheelchair accessible. An ASL (American Sign Language) interpreter will be provided for this program if requested at least 7 days in advance. For assistance, please contact your library or accessibility@aclibrary.org.  Events subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.

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