Coming to VOD today, Tuesday, June 4:
OWNED: A TALE OF TWO AMERICAS
Full Frame 2018
DOC NYC, St Louis, SF DocFest
An investigation of how the American dream of homeownership has been corrupted.
The film screened as part of DOC NYC, for which our program notes read:
After World War II, US housing policy sought to create middle-class wealth through homeownership – but these benefits were largely intended for whites only. Today, we see the results: practices including redlining, predatory lending, and unchecked speculation have Americans – of all races – shut out from the dream or drowning in real-estate debt. Moving from Levittown to Orange County to Baltimore, this timely film exposes the greed, flawed economic policy, and systemic racism that distorted “the American dream” into a game only few can win.