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School Bd/College/University DVD: $450
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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: Bullfrog Films
Closed Captioned: Yes
Running Time: 77 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2016
Available in French: No

The once free-spirited city of San Francisco is now a "Company Town", a playground for tech moguls of the "sharing economy." Airbnb is the biggest hotel, Uber privatizes transit. And now these companies want political power as well.
 
Meanwhile, middle class and ethnic communities are driven out by gentrification, skyrocketing rents and evictions, sparking a grassroots backlash. Can an insurgent electoral campaign overcome corporate power and billionaires' megabucks to change a city's course?
 
COMPANY TOWN shows how a grassroots coalition of unions, tenants, neighborhoods of color, activists and artists can come together to win.
 
"A rare look into the process of regulating the sharing economy. Balanced and focused, this documentary details the unintended consequences of Airbnb on communities and exposes the complexity of the sharing economy."
- Abbey Stemler, Assistant Professor of Business Law and Ethics, Indiana University
 
DVD Features
DVD includes SDH captions for the deaf and hard-of-hearing plus scene selection 

Awards:
Screened at:
Mill Valley Film Festival
Sonoma International Film Festival
Stranger than Fiction-IFC Center, New York City


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