We're very happy to announce that scenes from Priced Out will screen at the this May 28.
As you know, we've been working on the project for two years now. Priced Out is a sequel to the 2002 documentary “NorthEast Passage: The Inner City and the American Dream,” about gentrification in the late 1990s.
Priced Out returns to Nikki Williams, a single mother featured in the first film, to document her journey as a homeowner in Portland’s only African American neighborhood. Angered by the displacement of the black population, Williams finds herself caught between the loss of her community and the economic opportunities created by gentrification.
We're in the very final stages of post production. Next week we expect to make the last adjustments to motion graphics, color, and sound. Then, we will have to make a very significant strategic deciscion -- submit to national film festivals and keep the project under wraps until we hear from them, or move directly to DIY distribution.
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Until then, we are very honored that Priced Out will be debuting scenes at the Vanport Mosaic Festival. The history of the unique housing development is closely tied with the roots of Portland's black community. Priced Out features a section on Vanport in its extensive series of historical flashback scenes.
The screening will be followed by a facilitated dialogue on community and housing hosted by the film's producer/director Cornelius Swart and Oregon Humanities.
The Vanport Mosaic Festival 2017, is a four-day exploration of the history and legacy of Vanport, Oregon’s second largest city wiped out by a flood in 1948. Through theater, documentaries, historic exhibit, lectures, and tours the festival honors the experience of those who lived there.