FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION ON GENTRIFICATION AND RESISTANCE FROM NEW ORLEANS TO SOUTH AFRICA. This event is co-sponsored with Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability Initiative, Gallery of the Streets, and Anti-Gentrification Action Group.
Not In My Neighbourhood (86 minutes, 2018), directed by Kurt Orderson, Screening with the short film Displacement in Central City New Orleans (15 minutes, 2017), directed by Trupania Bonner.
Discussion after the film featuring filmmakers Kurt Orderson and Trupania Bonner, urbanist and advocate Sue Mobley, and artist and organizer kai lumumba barrow, moderated by Charmel Gaulden.
NOT IN MY NEIGHBOURHOOD FILM SUMMARY:
Not in my Neigbourhood depicts citizens on the frontlines of intersectional struggles against gentrification in three cities.
The film follows the daily struggles, trials and triumphant moments, as residents try to shape the cities they live in from the bottom up.
Over 3 years South African filmmaker Kurt Orderson followed the anti-gentrification and police brutality monitoring collective Copwatch in New York, occupation movements in Sao Paulo, and gentrification in Woodstock, Cape Town. Making connections through the inter-generational stories of people fighting for the right to their city, Not in my Neighbourhood takes the viewer on a journey into the everyday lives of community members and how they experience and battle the violence of displacement on a daily basis.
Kurt Orderson is an award-winning filmmaker from Cape Town, South Africa. He has worked for the South African Broadcasting Corporation, producing, shooting and directing magazine shows and numerous documentaries for television. He is the founder and director of Azania Rizing, a production company that aims to inspire young people through creative storytelling about Africa and African Diasporas. The company has aims at mapping the influence of African legacies around the world to facilitate international dialogue by linking local and global stories. Kurt has directed and produced multiple documentaries and narrative films that have screened at international film festivals and on various broadcasts outlets.
Trupania Bonner is an organizer, award-winning filmmaker, and director of Crescent City Media Group based in New Orleans, LA. For nearly ten years, Trupania has worked at the intersection of film, civic engagement and social change throughout the South. In 2013, Trupania was selected as a National Micro-Fest Fellow and as an Aspen Ideas Festival Scholar in 2012 honoring Trupania’s innovative approach to community building and voter engagement. From 2008-2012, he served as Executive Director of Moving Forward Gulf Coast, Inc., a community-based organization building potential in communities of color across the Gulf Coast. Trupania currently serves on the board of Project South, the 2025 National Black Men and Boys Network, and the National Men Against Violence Network. Crescent City Media Group anchors communication projects for the Southern Movement Alliance.
Since the late 1970s, kai lumumba barrow has been an inspirational figure in abolitionist grassroots organizing in the United States: she is one of the founders of Critical Resistance, a prison industrial complex-abolitionist organization. She has played a leadership role in groups such as the Provisional Government of the Republic of New Afrika; the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement; the Black Panther Newspaper Committee; FIERCE! INCITE! UBUNTU; SONG, and Queers for Economic Justice (to name but a few). In 2010 kai formed Gallery Of The Streets. kai’s work fuses public art and organizing for social change to reconfigure the familiar and generate new ideas against the oppression of existing conditions.
Sue Mobley is a New Orleans based urbanist, organizer, and advocate. Co-Director of the public art and public history project Paper Monuments, she splits time between Tulane’s Small Center and Colloqate Design, a non-profit design justice practice.
Founded in 2004 by New Orleans artists and activists, PATOIS has premiered hundreds of powerful social justice-oriented films from around the world while highlighting brilliant local filmmakers and vital local grassroots organizations. PATOIS is dedicated to nurturing the New Orleans' human rights community, supporting the work of local organizers and organizations involved in these struggles, and providing a forum for artistic expression of local and international issues.
In addition to the film festival every spring, PATOIS hosts a variety of community screenings, workshops and organizing events all year. Because Patois has always prioritized community accountability, we curate our programming in consultation with a range of New Orleans’ grassroots organizations and community members.
ABOUT Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability Initiative:
JPNSI is a Community Land Trust (CLT) and housing rights organization committed to creating sustainable, democratic, and economically just neighborhoods and communities in New Orleans. For nearly 10 years we've worked to increase the range of affordable housing options available to low and moderate income residents and advocating for housing justice across the city.
ABOUT Gallery of the Streets:
Gallery of the Streets is an evolving network of artists, activists, organizers, scholars, cultural workers, and community supporters committed to exploring radical possibilities within Black geographies “engage everyday spaces as sites of resistance.” Using Black Feminist Theory as a point of departure, we work from a principle of “revolutionary nomadism” to create temporary site-specific installations and performances that are rooted in community collaboration and democratic processes.
ABOUT Anti-Gentrification Action Group of European Dissent:
European Dissent is a group of white people organizing for collective liberation from racism as part of a multiracial movement for a more just society. ED's Anti-Gentrification Action Group (AGAG) works to analyze how white people can effectively engage in organizing against gentrification in their personal, political, familial, and communal lives.