The Film in Action

A round table discussion organized by Portland Community Access followed an airing of "NorthEast Passage" the film in February of 2003.

A round table discussion organized by Portland Community Access followed an airing of "NorthEast Passage" the film in February of 2003.

The intent is to make “Priced Out,” a free awareness-building tool for communities grappling with the issues of gentrification and affordable housing. The filmmakers hope the project will spark new conversation and thinking about both the complexities of the issue and how to address them.

Since "NorthEast Passage" was released, it's been used as an educational tool in universities and high schools around the state. The filmmakers have also spoken at countless smaller community discussions about gentrification, race and affordable housing policies. 

Institutional copies of "NorthEast Passage," distributed by the National Film Network, often sold at a high cost. "Priced Out," will have the advantage of being distributed free on the web.  The filmmakers will also provide additional study materials and discussion points on the project website.