Film Screening & Discussion: Eminent Domain and Gentrification

Posted by on March 17, 2006

Local Issues, Local Voices

A Media Tank Media Monitoring & Education Project
Film Screening & Discussion: Eminent Domain and Gentrification

When: Wednesday, April 5th, 7-9 pm
Where: The Free Library of Philadelphia, Central Branch, 1901 Vine St., Montgomery Auditorium
Free and open to the public

In 2001, the City of Philadelphia announced the arrival of the Neighborhood Transformation Initiative (NTI). Under NTI, the City has seized thousands of homes and displaced many residents so private developers can use the land for profit.

Eminent domain and gentrification are two of the most pressing issues facing Philadelphia, yet there hasn?t been significant media discussion representing a variety of viewpoints. What coverage there has been seems to have focused more on the ?positive? aspects of NTI and eminent domain, argued heavily by developers & contractors, instead of the often-overlooked consequences that it has on local residents and communities.

In an effort to create dialog about the state of local news and coverage of important community issues, please join Media Tank and concerned citizens for a discussion about these issues and a screening of All for the Taking, a locally produced, independent film by George McCollough that explores eminent domain in Philadelphia and the effects of NTI on our local neighborhoods.

For more information, please call 215-563-1100 or email

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