Holding Ground
The Rebirth of Dudley Street

New Day Films
Show More

Comments (1)

Anonymous picture
Anonymous

One neighborhood decides to turn itself around, and they did it. A great example for other cities with areas mired in blight and decay.

Related videos

Gaining Ground - Building Community on Dudley Street
In the midst of the economic meltdown, Gaining Ground explores the innovative, grassroots organizing efforts of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) in Boston. DSNI was created 25 years ago when the community had been devastated by bank redlining, arson-for-profit and illegal dumping, and has become one of the preeminent…
Neighbors: Conservation in a Changing Community
When filmmaker, Richard Rogers and producer, Janet Mendelsohn were funded by the National Endowment for the Arts to make a film about the growing interest in neighborhood conservation, they chose Boston's South End -- an ethnically and economically diverse community that, like many other American cities at the time, had…
Mission Hill and the Miracle of Boston
The story of what happened to Mission Hill is the story of many of America's older ethnic neighborhoods. Seventy years ago, Mission Hill was an Irish neighborhood of homes and small stores in which people lived near their schools, their church, and their shopping area. But between 1940 and 1980…
Place Matters
Part of the Series: Unnatural Causes
Why is your street address such a good predictor of your health? Latino and Southeast Asian immigrants like Gwai Boonkeut have been moving into long-neglected urban neighborhoods such as those in Richmond, California, a predominantly Black city in the San Francisco Bay Area. Segregation and lack of access to jobs,…
Land of Opportunity
Through the eyes of urban planners, community organizers, displaced youth, immigrant workers, and public housing residents, this verite-style documentary reveals how the story of New Orleans is the story of urban America: how democratic processes can fail us, how economic crisis can pull the rug out from under us, and…
We All We Got - An Elegy of Urban America
We All We Got captures the poetic language of the streets: police helicopters flying over the city, music popping out of cars, people talking shit on the street corners, ambulances on the run, and preachers hollering for the violence to stop after another young man is senselessly gunned down in…
Whose Barrio? - The Gentrification of Spanish Harlem
Residents, elected officials and activists clash over gentrification of a Latino New York neighborhood. Author and journalist Ed Morales introduces the conflict between real estate developers and residents of East Harlem who feel they are being priced out of the neighborhood that is their spiritual and cultural home. He explains…
Scenes From a Parish - ‘Love Thy Neighbor’ just got a Whole Lot Harder
In 2001, Paul O'Brien, an irreverent, young, Harvard-educated Catholic priest arrived in Lawrence, Massachusetts to take over the reins of Saint Patrick Parish. A hundred years ago, Lawrence was a thriving mill town and Saint Patrick's was home to a large community of immigrant Irish mill workers. Today, the mills…
Third Ward TX
THIRD WARD TX - a documentary about community, art, and real estate How do we bring back a once thriving community--one with a vibrant African American history and culture? What was good and positive and sustaining for the people who lived there? What would this look like now? Once change…
A Hole in a Fence - IKEA, Graffiti, Urban Farming, and the Gentrification of Red Hook, Brooklyn
In a hidden corner of Brooklyn, change is anything but straightforward... Chronicling the changing fortunes of Red Hook, Brooklyn, A Hole in a Fence is a documentary that explores the complicated issues of development, class and identity facing one of New York City's most unique neighborhoods. It's the story of…
Brownsville Black and White
This poignant and powerful documentary explores the complex history of interracial cooperation, urban change, and social conflict in Brownsville, a neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, from the 1930s to the 2000s. A case study of the tragedy of urban American race relations, the film recounts the transformation of Brownsville from…
Homes and Hands - Community Land Trusts in Action
Three tenacious and visionary communities deliver the American dream of owning a home to low-income residents. It has been over 40 years since leaders of the southern civil rights movement formed the first community land trust to secure access to land for African-Americans. This equitable and sustainable model of affordable…