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Shelter: a Squatumentary —

Mischief at 16th and Florida

Tuesday, July 22, 2008, 8:00 pm, $6

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Shelter: a Squatumentary

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. Directed by Hannah E. Dobbz, 45 min. (2008)

Bio: Hannah E. Dobbz is a freelance writer, editor, and filmmaker. She has spent countless hours working with the now-defunct Fault Lines editorial collective and Indymedia in San Francisco, and she appeared on the “Indymedia is Not Dead” panel at last year’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.

Mischief at 16th and Florida

Weaving the complexities of wild rat behavior, and their survival-based knowledge of place, the complex history of punk rock squatters, work horses, robber barons, creeks, firehydrants and natural disasters are revealed in  this  lone industrial street in San Francisco’s Mission District. 28 min. Dir Sabrina Alonso


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