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a welcome to the stream i'm josh rushing sitting in for me ok today they were talking about gentrification you know how it impacts a culture in a community it's really kind of at the forefront of our mind right now because the stream staff and myself we saw this fantastic arc we don't build on enough flicks called residue here i want to share the trailer with you right now check this out. he's like most of the you know that a city like we never existed. came right over on trying to restore it for you and try to restore to tear down the region and yet i'm told again same.
damn showing same me. to let go and say that i'm. like oh you know it's interesting that. you come back and sit in there with the beaches but jean. king. himself. man is so good so good so we're going to talk about this and so the stream is the issue kind of behind the film gentrification but we're lucky enough to be joined by the director writer the film a conversation about the film itself the art of it the making of it all that kind of stuff join me live on instagram after this about a half hour after the show that it be a.j. sheree minister graham we're going to great conversation there look if you're
watching this via you tube right now see that box over there to the right and those are live that's a live chat those are live questions and comments and we have a producer in there right now way to get your comments to me so i can get into our guest today so help me out be a part of the show and join in right there now speaking of our guests i'm going to ask them to enter just themselves for you were all week we begin with you. thank you for having me many of them arrive in your email or a writer and director from washington d.c. . they were over the moon to have you writer and director of residue which was just all the little brother brady yeah brady chip and i thank you for having me on brandy summer as an assistant professor of geography of a metropolitan studies d.c. berkeley and i were that focuses on attention in d.c. dr isom thank you for joining us and. yes you're going. to be very small thing community and the national community reinvestment coalition
'd have been focused on the issue of the racial economic inequality for the last 15 or so years and i've been to some reports on racial inequality in different cities rate and i thank you everyone for being with us now i want to bring in a video clip from someone in our community this is from an associate professor of urban studies and planning at the university of maryland at college park they will no longer mom she knows that the issue of course here urban development is any kind of social or economic or physical investment into a city where the neighborhood gentrification is a particular type of neighborhood change that results from mass and then flux a public and private dollars and higher income residents into lower income neighborhoods particularly communities of color it's difficult to imagine this process happening without some displacement of a stop loss transcendence but there are equitable development strategies such as
investments and affordable housing small business sense and community and cultural amenities that can mitigate these impacts from our year from d.c. you have roots here you went away to school and came back was it the leaving and coming back to it did you sense a gentrification d.c. which is by the way d.c. is one of the most intricate cities in the country and you talk about that experience and maybe that is what led to the bill. yeah i mean basically i'm back to a desolate place you know that i totally you know without a lost child identify what i couldn't find and places that are gods who you know i was on my street looking for my street you know me which is like if you if you know you know kind of the whole section of d.c. you know kind of you know how much has changed to the point where you don't you recognize the street that you're looking for even if you're standing on that street you know so to me it was just a moment for for me to kind of just kind of take hold in any way that i could you
know and and really who you know you know really nobody really wants to feel powerless like that and they all city for me was like the only way i could wear one you know was you know my you know the best weapon i had which happen to be film at that time so you know reza was kind of just born out of you know out of that is out and i feel powerless in d.c. and barrett is d.c. different in some way when it comes to the what's happening which interpretation. no i actually think it's a great example of the violence honestly of gentrification and specifically black neighborhoods and black presidents and so there's this way in just a clip of dr long to kind of really talk about what gentrification is exists and it's like south capitol and this previously these previously just infested neighborhoods that most often have black and latino populations then but gentrification doesn't have to happen and you're seeing it of course in large
metropolitan cities that also happens on a smaller scale in smaller cities but ultimately what ends up happening is this cynical displaced and as well as a cultural displace them that i think residue just status so beautifully and it's really kind of about how it feels oftentimes to be on the economic impact of it. can you kind of walk me through a little bit of of how we found ourselves here look at the it begins with red lining right and then just going to steps to where to how it ends up in a disney 5 neighborhood. here so you know if we think historically a number of black impoverished neighborhoods in cities like d.c. or chicago or brooklyn oakland they were formed in a lot of ways by government policy so if we think about the period after the great depression the government was trying to enlarge the middle class and so what they try to do is encourage homeownership through these you know 30 year mortgages but
restrictive covenants prohibited black people specifically from buy houses in certain neighborhoods and more limitations lank redlining which are prospective buyers in these areas with larger numbers of black people and other people of color from receiving these federally insured and so you see this way that it wasn't just about white people sleeping in the city it was more so that they were driven and invited to come and we see suburbanization which ultimately to the disinvestment of these urban cores you see large scale abandoned men and then this transition with reinvestment with these public private partnerships and and in a lot of ways we see how this city changes impacted by economic conditions like you know sessions or depression but also there is this form of displacement that occurs again specifically targeting black and brown and indigenous people but it's moved
on so much for there even the present day sense the foreclosure crisis and 2007 in 2008 we're seeing these extreme ways that there's an affordability crisis and people are able to stay in their homes. it's not just d.c. right this is happen that a across the country i'm curious do you see how cold it is impacting this really knew before we get to co you know you're saying you know goes back to red lining i would say go back much for who did that and say you know directors very familiar with the famous film i believe is that cocoa really doe's go back to in slave minutes this idea of white supremacy in a really think that we're powerlessness really is presented throughout the show and i think it kind of shows the powerlessness you know black communities that have historically been economic weakness that franchise most of you know i was watching about menaces aside do you think that talked
a lot about what happened to the urban centers when the jobs had left and black said that. they're kind of the next generation coming without jobs are going to be left to the drug trade and the powerlessness in that snow and i think that this film shows the powerlessness in gentrification and what's so kind of stark about this is the neighborhood is getting better but the people who are living there is lives. and you know i think that is something that we really need to talk about that we're 'd trying to actually address racial economic inequality or trying just to create new places for higher income people. and for other ignore the history of racial inequality and it's time for reality show and. it can really kind of a race a culture right in fact we have a clip that that i want to share with you and this is about this place over on a street. can we pull that up.
well the different clientele the flood cell that. they call it gentrification i call it cultural genocide and that's all they do is you know. i have. no problem you'll just get the facts out just before you form a says like. now you got a whole foods in wal-mart you take a neighborhood with a black business and as a child when i came out that gave me a sense of who are. now these kids have nothing to look up to.
but the fish place or so there is a certain fish there for 30 years and i believe they shut their doors in february that's part of a documentary is being put together right now a cultural genocide as somebody said it really caught my ears in d.c. the black community has a specific music that came out of that neighborhood called go go music so this is this gathering here we have that don't you d.c. pull pull this. pretty you touch on don't you d.c. in the go go scene in d.c. and how was that much interpretation. and i want to again encourage everyone to see residue because some of the opening scene it seems is that there's still that film and that neighborhood during the time you see movement that was taking place last
year you know it's this prime example of this black cultural property existed that was bred in d.c. that was discordant that was noisy that was too much for the new presidents who came in to the neighborhood so the story is that you know there's a location shot essential communication service t.v. of a store and the owner donna campbell will claim go go music for the last 20 years every single day from $10.00 to $7.00 and there were complaints were made nearby residential building where there was a white president who basically kept calling the cops kept calling the department of consumer and regulatory affairs basically saying we want to set this status to elaborate and so there's this way that go go is d.c. but goes black d.c. and so when you say i am somehow calming and saying that the music needs to species shut down and you did unfortunately. the team mobile or i can revise and
calm down and basically told him to shut the music down and he did and it was silent so the movement was really organized around this muting of d.c. that it wasn't just the music that it was the culture and that we needed to address gentrification large as they were connecting it to so many other areas and black like specifically in d.c. and how dispossession shows that it brought black folks to the street and actually that's what i want to say in response to this idea speaking powerless i don't know that that's necessarily the case right i think movements like i don't mean d.c. where black people stay in the streets stay in place so that there is this resilience it's just that it's not necessarily recognized by the state there are ways of black folks are doing all kinds of things to remain in place despite the fact that we may not own as much property have as much of land but certainly movements like these are making a difference in changing how we see the violence of gentrification every day lives
where there's a clear hero ilm when you say divorce a voice listen he says you know whose voice what's. it's got her when she's right you know you're 0. you know i agree a 1000 percent to me like my favorite part about this whole you know explosion issues that you know sue describing for you when those why folks call you know whoever they kicked up a hornet's nest i had no idea what was about to happen and it was a massive explosion as a massive cultural reaction you know me was a massive massive you know cultural response to the issue at hand and to me it was . singularly specific to d.c. because all these cities that are really undergone intentions of occasion are fighting in many different ways but i just felt that the specific cause or response that d.c. came up with was unique to our city because google really stood as a spearhead that everybody could get behind you know because it is you know it's a it's far more than just the music there's
a whole fashion mind you know the you know the music itself the dance you know but also the music itself and you know the it is extremely irreverent you know i mean it really doesn't that. you know does not respond well to authority or be it's what to do and also comes out of this whole history of being criminalized by the city itself and so i think all of this you know kind of accumulated you know. you know kind of history in kind of emotion behind the culture so really created this amazing display and pushback from the city in and i agree with you i think they're like what we find is that we are not powerless you know but i think these these reactions come from you know. a feeling of our you know our claim our stake our you know ability so i maintain our home being talents you know and i think then like it's only through like you know resistance to these types of aggressions that like you know we see these incredible displays
of like you know these these displays of light popular reaction the response you know which i think is the way forward anyway so i just felt like d.c. go go really joseki for these you know me and we'll see what it is for the cities as well but like really like you know even with the film itself is that like culture our best weapon you know i mean one of our best weapons against this this thing because it entails everything our history our economics everything kind of comes out of this you know. and so yeah so i just thought that it was so beautiful so it was important to open the film with actually in that clip that you show there front to back our back because i was like i got there early to be. in their face with the camera yeah i had your questions for you on that one so were you already filming residue when that happened and you thought i just got to get down there and 2 did you have that opening scene of residue already film where he pulls up and he's unloading the car in a white neighbor says a you're playing your music too loud or did that come as
a reaction to that hello no i mean the metro p.c.s. thing that you know that was all people they have is all the time you know like. they have some reason or response to music you know i mean i'm not surprise you know they're like you know this thing happened in the same way that it happened in the film even though we shot the scene you know 2 years earlier that was in the script row back into the 16th. because something similar happened to me in my day you know years ago so you know the title why focus is not the new and the way they tell you to turn you down or to do this or do that is you know it's moves but you know the thing about the scene that that moment kicked off in 2019 we had finished filming in 2018 i was in the middle of editing you know but we had developed the style of this you know filming everything that we could every bit of evidence of gentrification that we could as you know as we were making the film so that i was just in my mind didn't know how i was going to use it but knew that i had to get it
on camera one for the film but to also for the you know this this other purpose of ours which was clearly document black d.c. you know as best we could you know that's really the drive in this netflix is very cool but really the main purpose of the project was to create a record of our existence you know i mean in the city and especially in these neighborhoods slated for for demolition to really just get as much of the camera as we possibly can or you know before it's too late and i've got to tell everybody right now hold on to your let me let me do this i want you guys to make sure everyone who's watching us on you tube that you follow a.j. stream on instagram because we're going to talk a lot more about the movie residue right after this every bought half an hour after the show and i'm really excited again just i want you to join us there that instagram live i need to bring in someone more you tube audience an editor going to get this to you this is from showing it goes on in that up just socio economic revitalization. occasion is not a civil if the people work for. you know i'm here if on that point yeah i mean
i will put forward i mean the idea that it's the poor and it's the it's the residents themselves that aren't taking responsibility for stopping the gentrification that isn't the issue i mean it is a stronger role for jobs right i think even preacher for cation occurs you know d.c. many cities are societies very segregated right ever going into d.c. as a you and realizing wow the parts that we do field trips and it's like predominately white it's like 80 percent white and then there was d.c. that at that time. was like 80 percent black so there are very different divisions and very different investments into communities i think we gentrification shows is when you start having high income white residents come into an area and those local residents are never you know. respected for you know
to ensure that their communities keep going and i think you know again just going back to this idea of powerlessness and i guess where there's a little bit more less optimistic about it is that i don't really see in parts across the country very successful movements over time in stopping this type of gentrification you know i'm looking for this but i think we know we are seeing we haven't see the last 20 or something years as more and more people of color are being pushed out into the suburbs and not pushed out in a positive way but kind of creating new quote unquote ghettos into suburban areas and so you know i you know hoping we can look at this and figure out well what structural policy changes over going to make that really you know there's been this black box matters protest if you really make sure black eyes matter black cultural institutions matter you know that it matters to have areas that are predominantly people of color but that are invested and not just last. week and one thing as
a lead off and often times. we rely so much on policy to answer our problems and we're learning i agree with you policy is not the answer and a lot of he certainly said hasn't that maybe you're suggesting that you know we move to the right policies but but ultimately you know cities and being complicit in the way that they fight this new crop of presidents you know and consumers really they want to grow this city rather than bringing people to the table and so it's i think that's why the sequential moments political. guy had taken off they let me bring in another voice on. yet he's he's asking if the saudis are complicit through policy and i think most would agree the policy does drive it i want to bring in this is a professor from georgia state law professor named tanya washington hicks to talk about policy in the welcome back on this point pretty i would encourage communities to find the 20 year plan for the city in which they let most cities have
one in may be referred to as a comprehensive plan it may be referred to as a strategic plan but whatever it is called it offers a 20 year vision for the city who evolves and community is need to not only figure out what this is but they also need to devise their own plant so that they can exercise an agency around how day and 10. and also protect themselves from and a strategic plan by the city that doesn't include them in their future. is your does that sound right or what you find this plan well let me yes and we have to be real clear i mean what i don't think there's necessarily the will i think most cities haven't found the will to say yes we value our african-american residents well it's you know residents are working class residents and we're going
to ensure that whatever development occurs does not come at their expense most cities are so excited to get some you know more money into it they will push around the working class for communities and push them out so they can have higher investment so i think the question is when will cities when will states when will you know the country say yes we do value these communities we're going to make sure that whatever economic development occurs occurs with not the expense of them which is gentrification speaking of questions we have a question from our way this is from someone and argue to chat name deborah girma just i'm an ethiopian and immigrated to san francisco bay area with my parents when i was a teenager the question is how more are we views immigrants impact on gentrification . or man. you know. so. interestingly enough the sea is like you know
they call it the opiate is a massive ethiopian population in d.c. . and so there's like this you know super interesting interplay you know like. you know you know priests who are like recently arrived and then like ethiopians you know who came a long time ago my father by the way you can like seventy's and like his generation the children of his generation which are like grown up you know and. unable to distinguish themselves ari i'm so sorry i have to cut you off or running out of time but i want to topic look for people watch a couple of things to take away one netflix watch residue 2 if you're curious about d.c. go go music look up check around he's on spotify he's on you tube he's out there so you can find them too otherwise thanks a lot for joining us great conversation see. business
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