Monday, August 27, 2007

Tompkins Square Park: Operation Class War on the Lower East Side

A trailer for this dynamic and captivating documentary-style production, which pieces together the unofficial story behind the Riot of ’88 and reveals the ugly side of forced gentrification in New York City. The production traces the transformation of Tompkins Square Park from being a tent city for homeless people and bastion of free expression for artists, bohemians, rebels and crazies, to becoming a central battleground in the fiercely contested class war over the Lower East Side. The show is not to be missed by any New York City history buff, affordable housing advocate or social justice-minded citizen.Full show will be shown October 16th at 7pm at the Anthology Film Archives at 32 2nd ave. in New York City as part of Paper Tiger Televisions 25 year anniversary event. An Excerpt from Thulani Davis asks "Why Howard Beach?: Racial Violence and the Media will also be shown at this event focusing on Race and Class in New York. The evening will be hosted by Picture The Homeless.

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