Syracuse Solidarity Network


Shelter: a Squatumentary, Friday, May 9th, 9pm at the Womens Info Center
April 30, 2008, 2:15 am
Filed under: Events, SSN Events

Shelter

Shelter: a Squatumentary

Film Showing & Discussion with Film Maker Hannah E. Dobbz

Friday, May 9th
9pm at the Womens Info Center
601 Allen St
Syracuse, NY 13210
$5 suggested donation, no one turned away

presented by the Syracuse Solidarity Network


Shelter: a Squatumentary
(2008), 45 min.

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 screening will be followed by a discussion on squatting as a tactic and how to use it not for lifestylist dropout culture but instead for actual community building. Squatting—a historically clandestine move—needs to come out of hiding and build a real community around its claim to free housing for all. Otherwise, this age-old tactic will continue to serve temporary ends; squatters will continue to be evicted and crack new squats in secret; they will continue to alienate each other along with the mainstream—all the while, still under the thumb of the housing market and its landlords.

See: www.killnormal.com/shelter
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWMmJxmE-Hk

presented by
the Syracuse Solidarity Network

http://SyracuseSolNet.wordpress.com


http://myspace.com/SyracuseSolidarityNetwork

SyracuseSolNet(at)gmail.com

SSN is an affiliate of the North East Anarchist Network
http://NEanarchist.net

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More info about squatting & squatter rights

SQUAT THE PLANET
www.squattheplanet.com

Nomadic travelers, squatters, anarchists, hobos, hitchhikers, punks, and dirty kids

RIDING DIRTY FACE
www.ridindirtyface.com

Photographs of Mike Brodie’s filthy friends

SQUAT.NET
video.squat.net

Squatting-related video archive

SQUAT WIKI
legal.squat.net/dokuwiki/doku.php

Squatting law information for different countries

SQUATTER CITY
squattercity.blogspot.com

Squatters and squatter cities around the world

UNGDOMSHUSET
www.ungeren.dk

News in English of the former Copenhagen squat

Köpi
koepi.squat.net

Squatting Berlin

Can Mas Deu
canmasdeu.net

Squatting Barcelona

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