My BrooklynProgram: 4. My Brooklyn
My Brooklyn follows Director Kelly Anderson's journey to understand the forces reshaping her neighborhood. The film produced by Allison Lirish Dean, documents the makeover of downtown Brooklyn's Fulton Mall, a bustling and profitable African-American and Caribbean commercial district that is nonetheless viewed by the city, the media, and its new residents, as a failure. As a hundred small businesses are displaced to make way for luxury condos and chain retail, Anderson uncovers the people and policies that drive seemingly natural neighborhood change. The film's ultimate question becomes, who has a right to live in the city and determine its future?