Razing NY: the Disappearance of Affordable Housing investigates patterns of gentrification throughout four different NYC neighborhoods. Bringing together community residents, organizers, business people and policy makers in the neighborhoods of the Lower East Side, Williamsburg, Bushwick and Fort Greene, youth producers cast their cameras on the politics of race, class and economic development as communities fight to make housing affordable for all.
2016 Films Now Streaming Online!
Our 2016 films are now available online!
1. "Over Stigmatized" (23 mins - HD) Created by LGBTQ youth from G.A.P.'s SupaFriends media program, this film tackles the epidemic of transphobic violence and the silence around the murders of trans women. Brave, a racial justice organizer, responds to the loss of his ex-girlfriend Kelly, a trans activist, and grapples with his own guilt about hiding their relationship.
2. "To Blend or To Dream" (21 mins - HD) A group of immigrant youth decide how to respond when politician "Donald Cruz" comes to speak at their high school. Created by G.A.P.'s Youth Breaking Borders media program for immigrant youth, this film addresses the current anti-immigrant political climate and the personal impact that this fever pitch xenophobia is having on immigrant youth.
3. "Missing Pieces" (7 mins - HD) Made in collaboration with youth leaders from Community Voices Heard, DRUM, FUREE, GOLES, RAISE and Ugnayan, this short film explores the perspectives of four young women around the intersections of Islamophobia, anti- Black and anti- Asian racism, policing, and immigrant detention.
4. "Right To Act" (5 mins - HD) Made in collaboration with DRUM and Ugnayan, this short film takes on the NYPD's systematic unlawful and deceptive searches of young people of color. The filmmakers produced this film to create awareness of and support for the Right to Know Act, which aims to create transparency and accountability in everyday interactions between the NYPD and the public.
If you are interested in setting up a screening of one of these films or becoming a youth producer for next year, contact [email protected].