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Neighborhood Utopia


WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 15, 2017 | 7:00 PM
JOHN DUTTON THEATER, CALGARY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Affectionately known as La Pointe, Pointe-Saint-Charles is a working-class neighbourhood in southwest Montreal. Once among the biggest industrial districts in Canada, today it is under attack by real estate developers. With luxury condo towers springing up like weeds along the Lachine Canal, residents of La Pointe are being priced out of their own neighbourhood in a real estate boom of epic proportions. The community is working hard to save their neighbourhood and their world, coming together to promote a vision of urban development focused on social housing and community projects. It is a fabulous story of tenacity and solidarity.



Film Information

Year: 2016
Length: 79 minutes
Language: English
Country: Brazil
Genre: Environmental
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Curriculum Connection

Social 10 and 30

Cast & Credits

Director: Eve Lamont

UN Goal

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Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

 
 

Guests


Join the post-show conversation with local and international artists and experts.

 

Gerald Wheatly |  Arusha Centre

Gerald Wheatley is on the Board of the Norfolk Housing Association and works at the Arusha Centre, a Calgary charitable society which is home to the Calgary Dollars, Take Action Grants and Open Streets Events. Calgary Dollas is a complementary currency system currently circulating $80,000 in paper money among 800 participants. Take Action Grants awards 11, $2000 grants per year to grassroots Calgary projects and Open Streets Calgary brings environmental entertainment to 50 school, company and community events each year. Gerald holds a M.A. from the University of Calgary - EVDS in community economic development.