My Brooklyn (2013)
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My Brooklyn is a documentary about Director Kelly Anderson's personal journey, as a Brooklyn "gentrifier," to understand the forces reshaping her neighborhood along lines of race and class. The story begins when Anderson moves to Brooklyn in 1988, lured by cheap rents and bohemian culture. By Michael Bloomberg's election as mayor in 2001, a massive speculative real estate boom is rapidly altering the neighborhoods she has come to call home. She watches as an explosion of luxury housing and chain
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When Anderson allows the experts - or simply those most deeply impacted by the changes - to speak, the film has a powerful urgency.
Ms. Anderson traces a tale of aggressive rezoning, multimillion-dollar development deals and racial displacement.
The personal and political don't always align as well as they're meant to, but enough of the labor-of-love aspects shine through in a positive way to grant the film a genuine emotional core.
Striking a fine balance between personal journal and political expose, Kelly Anderson's docu examines the unnatural causes of changes wrought in Brooklyn neighborhoods due to gentrification.
An intriguing depiction of urban gentrification in action, marred somewhat by an unnecessary dip into the first person.
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