Class Divide


Class Divide (2016)



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This documentary explores the gentrification of New York City via a single intersection in Chelsea, where children from both low-income public housing and an expensive private school interact. Directed by Marc Levin.

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All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

[Class Divide] bores into income disparity in an area where an elite private school and multi-million-dollar high-rise condominiums have gone up adjacent to poverty-stricken public-housing projects.

Dec 28, 2016 | Full Review…
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To the filmmakers' credit, they seem to approach their subjects with no simplistic agenda but a genuine desire to engage and understand everyone they meet.

Apr 13, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

What "Class Divide" does exceptionally well is capture the sense of change at warp speed. In their bones, the public-housing kids know that it's only a matter of time before they're forced to leave.

Apr 13, 2016 | Full Review…

Class Divide shines an important light on our country's gentrification problem, but also pushes forward the necessity of integration in order to accomplish a better, more diverse and fairer future.

Oct 4, 2016 | Full Review…

Marc Levin talks to people on both sides [the rich and the poor] in Class Divide and gets his most poignant responses from children.

Oct 4, 2016 | Full Review…

A brilliant take onthe hypergentrification that made funky old Chelsea the hq of buildings that now have individual swimming pools in apartments like a Scrooge McDuck comic book from the 50s.

Apr 14, 2016 | Full Review…

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