This project is a 60-minute documentary, currently in production, examining the impact of redevelopment and gentrification on the lives of families in Northeast Washington, D.C. through the lens of the Brookland Manor community. The film follows residents, led by a group of fierce grandmothers, who are fighting to protect affordable housing for families. Documented over two years by Director K.A. Lannigan, the film explores issues of redevelopment and the affordable housing crisis through the lens of the resident's efforts in the fight to keep their homes, as well as the owner’s journey to revitalize a neighborhood and expand its tenant base.
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