[Hpn] FW: Now Streaming: Preview of "Boom!"

chance martin streetsheet@sf-homeless-coalition.org
Wed, 07 Feb 2001 09:53:18 -0700


IF YOU'VE GOT BANDWIDTH, THIS TRAILER IS WELL WORTH SEEING!

chance
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From: whispered media <wm@videoactivism.org>
Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2001 18:36:04 -0800
To: Undisclosed Recipients <wm@videoactivism.org>
Subject: Now Streaming: Preview of "Boom!"

    "Boom!" - Now Streaming at http://www.videoactivism.org/videos.htm

    Whispered Media announces the release of the preview of their
upcoming documentary on the Economic Boom, Gentrification, and the
Housing Crisis in the San Francisco Bay Area - ground zero for the
world's so-called "New Economy."

   This four minute preview can also stand alone as a brief organizing
video.


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   Whispered Media's ambitious new video documents the local
gentrification struggle and connects it to the growing debate about
Globalization and the widening gap between the rich - and the rest of
us . . .

    The San Francisco Bay Area has undergone a historic Internet Boom
which has brought riches for a few, but eviction and neighborhood
destruction for many others.  Working-class people, artists, and
historic neighborhood establishments have lost their spaces as
Dot-com companies have rushed in, fueled by billions in venture
capital.  Thousands of long-term tenants have been forced to leave
the city as real estate speculators maximize their profits.

    In response, residents have fought back with methods as diverse as
the Bay Area itself. From street art to speak out, the ballot box to
the barricade, renters have found creative ways to defend their homes.

    "Boom!" documents the dramatic changes in this city under siege,
underscores the human reality of displacement, and elicits an
alternative vision of community which challenges the "pro-growth"
establishment and the corporate paradigm.




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