The Oak Cliff Renaissance: GENTRIFIED
This film explores gentrification in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas, TX.
The Bishop Arts District
We spent time in the Bishop Arts District conducting interviews.
Learning how to use equipment from the first day of production.
Interviewing subject matter professionals is an important part of documentary filmmaking.
Flying a drone.
The Oak Cliff Renaissance: Gentrified
This film was created to explore the topic of gentrification in Oak Cliff, TX. Over the course of 12 weeks, the YMA team met with students from Duncanville High School through Zoom sessions and learned about documentary filmmaking, the elements of a story, interviewing techniques, the basics of researching a topic, and basic uses of the equipment. During our live production weekends, STUDENTS RECEIVED HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE on the equipment and followed their production plan. Our curriculum is aligned to Career and Technical Education Standards in the Arts, Media, and Entertainment pathway for high-paying, highly skilled, and high-growth industry sectors.
This group of students are part of the Youth and Government program through the YMCA in the Metropolitan Dallas area. Their teacher, Stephanie Lee, provided wonderful support along with Yashi McGowan, the Director of Youth and Government and Teens for the YMCA. This project was funded by the Black Leadership AIDS Crisis Coalition (BLACC) and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF).
The running time for the film is approximately 22 minutes
To comment on the film, scroll to the bottom of this page. We would love to hear your thoughts.
The premiere was held at Youth World in Dallas, TX. Our community of supporters, families, and friends came out to support this amazing project.
Two YMA completers in the news!!!
Resources on Gentrification
Housing Is A Human Right
- Housing Is A Human Right Delivers More Than 800,000 Signatures for Rent Control InitiativeOn Thursday, May 25, Housing Is A Human Right and its parent organization, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, delivered more than 800,000 signatures to California officials to repeal statewide rent control restrictions through a 2024 ballot measure. ... The post Housing Is A Human Right Delivers More Than 800,000 Signatures for Rent Control Initiative appeared first on […]
- Housing Is A Human Right Applauds President Joe Biden’s New Homelessness PlanHousing Is A Human Right applauds President Joe Biden on his ALL INside initiative, a new homelessness plan, to provide the state of California, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Seattle, and the Phoenix metropolitan area with ... The post Housing Is A Human Right Applauds President Joe Biden’s New Homelessness Plan appeared first on Housing Is […]
– Monetizing Gentrification by TJ Loftin
2 thoughts on “Gentrification”
Wonderfully thoughtful and thought provoking production. Thank you for telling this story- congratulations on a successful project that tells an important story.
Bailee, what a tremendous job! This film was well put together and very much needed.