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HBO Documentary Films presents a Blowback production ; directed by Marc Levin ; produced by Daphne Pinkerson, Marc Levin.
[New York, New York] : HBO Home Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (75 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
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[New York, New York] : HBO Home Entertainment, [2017]
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Bonus features: Small business in Chelsea -- Affordable housing crisis -- The building workers of West Chelsea.
credits note
Original music by Marc Ribot ; edited by Ema Ryan Yamazaki.
general note
"This disc is expected to play back in DVD video 'play only' devices and may not play in other DVD devices, including recorders and PC drives"--Container.
Program content: ©2015.
"Acclaimed filmmaker Marc Levin explores the effects of hyper-gentrification and rising economic disparity in the NYC neighborhood of West Chelsea. On one side of the intersection of 10th Ave. and 26th St. sits Avenues: The World School, an elite, state-of-the art private school (pre-K through 12th grade) with a $40,000 plus per year price tag. On the other side sits the Elliott-Chelsea public-housing projects, home to thousands of underemployed and underserved residents living mostly below the poverty line. Through the stories of young people from both sides of the street, we learn what it is like to live here, in the shadow of The High Line, a celebrated elevated park that has spawned skyrocketing property values that are among the highest in the city. As we see, the juxtaposition of "haves and have-nots" in West Chelsea underscores a growing problem in many urban meccas around the country, as low-income residents are feeling the pressure of new money and luxury living that may eventually force them to move out of the very neighborhoods where they were born and raised."--Container.
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target audience
TV Parental Guidelines rating: TV-PG (parental guidance suggested; this program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children).
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DVD-R (might not be compatible with all players); NTSC; widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.

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