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Gentrification and Affordable Housing – Kelly Anderson
Professor in the Department of Film and Media Studies at Hunter College (CUNY).
Gentrification and Affordable Housing
MARCH 4, 2018 | ROOSEVELT HOUSE, NY
Kelly Anderson is an award-winning independent producer, director, and editor of documentary and narrative films/videos and a Professor in the Department of Film and Media Studies at Hunter College (CUNY).
Kelly’s documentaries include My Brooklyn (www.mybrooklynmovie.com) about the redevelopment of Downtown Brooklyn, which premiered at the Brooklyn Film Festival and was broadcast on the PBS World series America ReFramed. She also was the Producer and Director (with Tami Gold) of Every Mother’s Son, a film three mothers were sons were killed by law enforcement and became national spokespeople for police reform. Kelly is the author (with Marty Lucas) of Documentary Voice & Vision: a creative approach to non-fiction media production (Focal Press, 2016) and she recently recieved the George C. Stoney Award for Outstanding Documentary from the University Film and Video Association.
Gentrification provokes considerable debate and controversy over how it affects neighborhoods and the people residing in them. The term is often used to describe neighborhood changes that are characterized by an influx of new residents of a higher socioeconomic status relative to incumbent residents, causing rising housing values–and rising costs.