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Not in My Neigbourhood tells the intergenerational stories of the ways in which ordinary citizens respond to the policies, process, and institutions driving contemporary forms of spatial violence and gentrification in three self-professed world-class cities: Cape Town, New York, and São Paulo.
Exploring the effects of various forms of spatial violence on the spirit and social-psyche of city dwellers, we follow the daily struggles, trials and triumphant moments of active citizens, fighting for the right to their cities. By illuminating the tools and approaches used by urban activists to shape and navigate their cities that have been affected by colonization, architectural apartheid and gentrification, the film aims to build solidarity among active urban citizens.
Director Kurt Orderson (Azania Rising Productions, South Africa) and co-producer Najma Nuriddin (Nsorma Films) will participate in a panel discussion with sociologist Sujatha Fernandes (University of Sydney) and architectural historian Anooradha Siddiqi (Barnard College).