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With the screening of Jen Senko & Fiore DeRosa's film THE VANISHING CITY, Filmwax continues its monthly series BROOKLYN RECONSTRUCTED. Special guests include the filmmakers, Dave Mulkins (Activist/Bowery Alliance of Neighbors), & Nellie Hester Bailey (Human Rights Activist).

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The Vanishing City [Brooklyn Reconstructed]

The Vanishing City [Brooklyn Reconstructed]

Documentary, 54 mins, USA
Special Guests: Filmmakers Jen Senko, Fiore DeRosa, Dave Mulkins (Activist/Bowery Alliance of Neighbors), Nellie Hester Bailey (Human Rights Activist)

With the screening of Jen Senko & Fiore DeRosa's film THE VANISHING CITY, Filmwax continues its monthly series BROOKLYN RECONSTRUCTED.

Each film in the series deals with the themes of gentrification & development in Brooklyn. Within those themes is a conversation about race & class in a city undergoing a startling transformation.

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Global trends in major cities around the world have changed rapidly in the last several decades. As cities become more interconnected, and less dependent on localized economic models, domestic issues of increased class inequality and sustainability have emerged as central components to city planning debates. These trends are perhaps best exemplified in the city of New York.

Told through the eyes of tenants, city planners, business owners, scholars, and politicians, THE VANISHING CITY exposes the real politic behind the alarming disappearance of New York’s beloved neighborhoods, the truth about its finance-dominated economy, and the myth of “inevitable change.” Artfully documented through interviews, hearings, demonstrations, and archival footage, the film takes a sober look at the city’s “luxury” policies and high-end development, the power role of the elite, and accusations of corruption surrounding land use and rezoning. The film also links New York trends to other global cities where multinational corporations continue to victimize the middle and working classes.


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The Vanishing City [Brooklyn Reconstructed]

Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm
With the screening of Jen Senko & Fiore DeRosa's film THE VANISHING CITY, Filmwax continues its monthly series BROOKLYN RECONSTRUCTED. Special guests include the filmmakers, Dave Mulkins (Activist/Bowery Alliance of Neighbors), & Nellie Hester Bailey (Human Rights Activist).
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The Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture

53 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Directions 2 or 3 train to Grand Army Plaza or F train to Seventh Avenue (exit at Eighth Avenue).


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