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Reclaiming Community (5/10)


This is also part of this series: Ways We Live: Exploring Community (10)

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Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: Asterisk
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 26 mins
Country of Origin: Canada
Study Guide: Yes

Copyright Date: 1997
Available in French: No

For centuries people have migrated to cities to find community; but for the last several decades in North America we have abandoned many of our common spaces - parks and public squares - leaving them to drug dealers and the desperate. But all it takes is a few brave souls who refuse to give up on community to inspire their neighbors to take back public spaces. In Oakland, they've built a community garden in Lillie Lucket's backyard; and in Toronto's West Side the neighbours fixed up a community center in a big downtown recreational park and began a whole series of programs run by a wide range of community groups.

Awards: Bronze Apple, National Educational Media Network Competition Honorable Mention, Columbus International Film & Video Festival

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