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SRFF Member
New York Premiere
58 minutes
The national destruction of Urban Renewal through the life and lens of one Virginia African American neighborhood.
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Raised/Razed is a documentary feature film about the lasting effects of the federally-backed and locally-executed Urban Renewal program, through the lens of Vinegar Hill, a large African American neighborhood in the heart of Charlottesville, Virginia, that for 100 years thrived as the center of business, education, religious, and cultural life, until it — like hundreds of Black communities across America — was destroyed. Raised/Razed was written and directed by filmmaker Lorenzo Dickerson and journalist Jordy Yager who, after two years of extensive research, have woven original audio interviews of former Vinegar Hill residents from the early 1980s with modern-day interviews from their descendants, to bring the neighborhood back to life as it existed at its height and to take viewers into the homes, classrooms, and businesses of community members.
Studio: Maupintown Media
Producers: Mason MillsSteve Humble
From: United States
Produced In: United States
Directors: Lorenzo DickersonJordy Yager
Writers: Lorenzo DickersonJordy Lager
Key Crew: Randall TaylorCraig ShieldsIvan Orr

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