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,” an engagement and educational tool for communities and organizations grappling with the issues of gentrification, revitalization, urban renewal,  affordable housing and the public policies that surround those issues. 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 on the web so that it can reach audiences around the country for free or at low cost.