FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION ON GENTRIFICATION AND RESISTANCE FROM NEW ORLEANS TO SOUTH AFRICA.
NOT IN MY NEIGHBOURHOOD FILM SUMMARY:
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