IndyVideo and Paper Tiger Television present a 3-part DVD on the Right to the City (RTTC) Alliance in New York City. In a city run by moneyed interests, a united front is forming to win the real and lasting changes needed to make the city a place that provides decent living conditions for majority of New Yorkers, not just the wealthy few. Documenting months of actions, meetings and on-the-ground organizing this video shows how an alliance of social justice organizations working together to address the root causes of social problems, can have a real impact on the way NYC is organized, guaranteeing basic rights for all individuals living in the city. Interviews feature scholars, activists, and organizers who are fighting to a more just, healthy, affordable and equitable city.
The Right to the City TRT 28 minutes
Connects yesterday’s suburban sprawl to today’s condo gluts and Robert Moses style development with a long standing urban policy that constantly shifts around poor and working class communities to meet the needs of the rich, through land speculation and displacement. The NYC (along with a growing international) Right to the City movement is working to take back the city. This irreverent documentary brings it all together with the analysis of scholar David Harvey and the work of activist throughout the 5 boroughs.
Right to the City: New York City Demands TRT 14 minutes
This fast-paced film unfolds the RTTC Alliance’s 2009 Platform: the right to community decision-making power; to federal stimulus funds; to quality, affordable housing; to environmental and public health, to public space; and jobs and workforce training.
Extended Interview with David Harvey TRT 70 minutes
Dr, David Harvey, Distinguished Professor at City College of New York speaks about the history of New York and the current work of the RTTC movement. Harvey is the author of numerous books including The Limits of Capital, Social Justice and the City and The Urban Experience.
2009 TRT: 1 hour 52 minutes #331