2016 Festival

Not in My Neigbourhood

Not In My Neighbourhood (86 minutes, 2018), directed by Kurt Orderson, Screening with the short film Displacement in Central City New Orleans (15 minutes, 2017), directed by Trupania Bonner.

Discussion after the film featuring filmmakers Kurt Orderson and Trupania Bonner, and community activists, moderated by Charmel Gaulden.


Not in my Neigbourhood depicts citizens on the frontlines of intersectional struggles against gentrification in three cities.

The film follows the daily struggles, trials and triumphant moments, as residents try to shape the cities they live in from the bottom up.

Over 3 years South African filmmaker Kurt Orderson followed the anti-gentrification and police brutality monitoring collective Copwatch in New York, occupation movements in Sao Paulo, and gentrification in Woodstock, Cape Town. Making connections through the inter-generational stories of people fighting for the right to their city, Not in my Neighbourhood takes the viewer on a journey into the everyday lives of community members and how they experience and battle the violence of displacement on a daily basis.


Kurt Orderson is an award-winning filmmaker from Cape Town, South Africa. He has worked for the South African Broadcasting Corporation, producing, shooting and directing magazine shows and numerous documentaries for television. He is the founder and director of Azania Rizing, a production company that aims to inspire young people through creative storytelling about Africa and African Diasporas. The company has aims at mapping the influence of African legacies around the world to facilitate international dialogue by linking local and global stories. Kurt has directed and produced multiple documentaries and narrative films that have screened at international film festivals and on various



Trupania Bonner’s Film targets the changing face of New Orleans' Central City neighborhood. New Orleans is changing rapidly, and traditional African-American neighborhoods have lost many of their core residents and businesses. This represents a difficult transition for many Central City families, with housing becoming more expensive, childcare becoming more difficult to find, and the cost of living increasing. 

This event is co-sponsored with Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability Initiative.