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DCIFF: The Other Barrio
February 26, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm$8 – $12
In a first time partnership the Institute for Policy Studies is proud to partner with DCIFF in this years screening of The Other Barrio, a drama about a housing inspector Roberto Morales (Richard Montoya) as he investigates the suspicious circumstances of a fatal fire in a residential hotel in San Francisco’s Latino Mission District and finds himself face to face with corruption at City Hall and the mysterious Sofia Nido (Veronica Valencia), a beautiful flame from his past. This independent Neo-noir feature film, based on a story by San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguia, uses San Francisco’s dramatic cityscape as a backdrop as it takes viewers deep into neighborhoods and communities seldom seen on film, while addressing issues around gentrification and displacement of low-income communities along the way.
See the trailer.
This screening will be followed by a cutting edge panel discussion reflecting on the parallels of gentrification in DC and San Francisco, featuring Jennifer Bryant of ONE DC and Wes Rivers of DC Fiscal Policy Institute.
$12 IN ADVANCE OR AT THE DOOR; STUDENTS $8 WITH I.D