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Razing Liberty Square: 2024 One Earth Film Festival

A Film Screening as part of the 13th Annual One Earth Film Festival

Katja Esson/2023/85 min/Climate, Justice, Built Environment, Historical Perspectives

In Person, Saturday, April 20, 6 p.m. CDT
Bethel New Life, Chicago 

FILM DESCRIPTION: Liberty City, Miami, was home to one of the oldest segregated public housing projects in the U.S. Now with rising sea levels, the neighborhood’s higher ground has become something else: real estate gold. Wealthy property owners push inland to higher ground, creating a speculators’ market in the historically Black neighborhood previously ignored by developers and policy-makers alike.

The short film “Painting by Numbers” by Radheya Jegatheva will precede the feature film. “Painting by Numbers” won the Sally Stovall Planet Warrior Prize for Creativity in the One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest 2023.

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