Brick by Brick documents a late-’70s Washington, D.C., ignored by the media, from which poor Black residents are being pushed out. Images of monuments contrast with prescient images of gentrification and homelessness. An alternative is provided by the Seaton Street project, in which tenants united to purchase buildings. Participants discuss their effort as part of a worldwide struggle against displacement.

Directed by Shirikiana Aina.


Brick By Brick

1982 US 37 min
Festival Year: 2017
Types: Short
Topic: Development & Built Environment, Local