NOT IN MY NEIGHBOURHOOD
A FILM BY KURT ORDERSON
"From colonization to gentrification, the intergenerational stories of the ordinary citizens fighting for the right to their cities in Cape Town, New York and São Paulo"
Not in My Neigbourhood tells the intergenerational stories of the ways in which ordinary citizens respond to the policies, process, and institutions driving contemporary forms of spatial violence and gentrification in Cape Town, New York, and São Paulo.
“Engrossing and most impactful. We witness people, everyday people, occupy abandoned buildings to provide shelter for families and force government recognition in Brazil. In South Africa, folks show up to official conferences and demand straight responses. And, of course, Brooklynites are out and about, filming cops and being foot soldiers. The editing is seamless, the photography has a “captured in the moment” in your face feel, forcing one to look directly at immorality and state-sponsored terror – which is what denying affordable housing and property is.”
BIG EASY MAGAZINE
It is in the neighbourhoods of Woodstock, Salt River and District Six, where we meet Fuaad Isaacs, Charnelle Commando, Graem Beukes, Brenda Smith, Shawn Duplessis & Tarryn-Lee Duplessis
In the boroughs of Brookyn, Harlem & Manhatten we meet Darian Agostini, Kim Ortiz, Jose Lesalle, Imani Henry, Bisi Ideraabdullah, Tabeel Rush, Vanessa Leon, Safiya Williams-Agostini
In the occupied downtown areas of Luz, we meet, Neté Araujo of Mauá Occupation and Denise Cavalcante of MST (Movimento dos Trabalhadores Sem Terra) & FLM (Frente de Luta por Moradia)