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A film by Kelly Anderson and Allison Lirish Dean

My Brooklyn follows director Kelly Anderson's journey, as a Brooklyn gentrifier, to understand the forces reshaping her neighborhood. The film documents the redevelopment of Fulton Mall, a bustling African-American and Caribbean commercial district that - despite its status as the third most profitable shopping area in New York City - is maligned for its inability to appeal to the affluent residents who have come to live around it. As a hundred small businesses are replaced by high rise luxury housing and chain retail, Anderson uncovers the web of global corporations, politicians and secretive public-private partnerships that drive seemingly natural neighborhood change. The film's ultimate question is increasingly relevant on a global scale: who has a right to live in cities and determine their future?

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2012, 76 minutes, color, DVD
Directed by Kelly Anderson
Produced by Allison Lirish Dean and Kelly Anderson


"For those of us who teach about gentrification, I cannot imagine a better resource than My Brooklyn. Anyone who cares about real cities, and real rights to the city, needs to get their hands on a copy of My Brooklyn."

Don Mitchell
Distinguished Professor of Geography
Syracuse University
“Anderson’s sensitive study of gentrification … traces a tale of aggressive rezoning, multimilliondollar development deals and racial displacement. The history of the American city is in itself one of cyclical displacement, but here the apparent lack of transparency and official callousness are especially troubling."

Jeanette Catsoulis
The New York Times
“A great pedagogical tool. It can't help but provoke informed discussion on the hot everyday issues of living in a changing city.”

Peter Marcuse
Professor Emeritus of Urban Planning
Columbia University
"My Brooklyn provides an excellent analysis of gentrification, using personal reflections, historical background and a look at the complex process of public policy making. It is a powerful tool for sparking discussion and debate."

Tom Angotti
Professor of Urban Planning
Hunter College (CUNY)

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Audience Award for Documentary, Brooklyn Film Festival
DOXA Documentary Festival
This Human World Human Rights Film Festival
Cinema Politica
Oxford Film Festival
Frankfurt International Film Festival
Belfast Film Festival

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