With universally skyrocketing property values, rent and home-ownership have become unaffordable at best and impossible at worst. Thus, people all over the world continue a long tradition of circumventing the expensive price tag and reclaiming this basic human right by squatting. Shelter: a Squatumentary is a documentary film that explores the squatting movement in the East Bay from 2004 to 2007. We follow three examples of the struggle for housing in an unaffordable marketplace such as the San Francisco Bay Area. Hellarity House, Banana House, and Power Machine are stories of squatters who have found one tentative solution to the ongoing housing crisis.
The film will be followed by a Q&A by the Director Hannah E. Dobbz. Donations to help cost travel expenses welcome but the event is free.
Bio: Hannah E. Dobbz is a freelance writer, editor, and
filmmaker. She has spent countless hours working with the Fault Lines editorial collective and Indymedia in San Francisco, and she appeared on the "Indymedia is Not Dead" panel at 2007's Allied Media Conference in Detroit. Her articles have been published in Fault Lines and Maximum Rock 'n Roll, with topics surrounding activism, squatting, DIY, and punk. She currently lives in Pittsburgh, Pa. where she is working on a second documentary about squatting and property law.
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