LSA Alumni and Friends
Charles Wright Museum of African American History,
315 East Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201
In 1935 Eleanor Roosevelt came to Detroit to break ground on the Brewster Homes, the first public housing project in the country built for black residents. Seventy-five years later, half of the neighborhood has been demolished and redeveloped. The other half stands windowless and seemingly vacant.
This 27 minute documentary takes an unconventional look inside the historic buildings, introducing the viewer to lifelong residents, activists who fought to keep the projects open, and squatters – themselves former residents – who struggle to stay warm through Detroit’s harsh winter.
The film is produced by SAC alumnus Oren Goldenberg and is 27 minutes long. The screening is FREE and open to All.
Trailer can be found at: http://vimeo.com/21380930