“The Struggle for Urban Recycling and Community Gardens in San Francisco” by Soumyaa Kapil Behrens
Where: Roxie Theater, 3117 16th Street, between Guerrero and Valencia
When: Saturday, November 10, at 12:30 pm
While filming her graduate thesis project, My Garbage, My Neighborhood, a short that follows the struggle of the Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council (HANC), filmmaker Soumyaa Kapil Behrens became deeply committed to HANC’s mission and its community. From this personal involvement originates 780 Frederick, a grassroots docu-noir still in the making that traces the gritty politics of gentrification in the San Francisco Haight Ashbury Neighborhood. During this film and panel event, the filmmaker will show exclusive clips from her never-before-seen feature and will discuss with the parties at stake the issues revolving around the eviction, the process of gentrification, and perhaps the loss of the counterculture which once was at the heart of the Haight Ashbury community.
This film is part of SF DocFest. For more information, click here