On VOD: OWNED: A TALE OF TWO AMERICAS

Coming to VOD today, Tuesday, June 4:
OWNED: A TALE OF TWO AMERICAS

Director:
Giorgio Angelini

World Premiere:
Full Frame 2018

Select Festivals:
DOC NYC, St Louis, SF DocFest

About:
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.

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