10th Annual Regent Park Film Festival: Rezoning Harlem Screening and Panel Discussion
Rezoning Harlem follows longtime members of the Harlem community as they fight a 2008 rezoning that threatens to erase the history and culture of their neighbourhood and replace it with luxury housing and big-box retail. A shocking exposé of how a group of ordinary citizens are shut out of the city’s decision-making process.
This film is essential viewing for anyone concerned about Toronto’s own inner-city development and politics, or who feels the importance of affordable housing within a city’s core. Rezoning Harlem will be paired with an engaging panel discussion on the topic of revitalization, and community mobilization.
Bio: Natasha Florentino is a documentary filmmaker who strives to inspire, empower and give voice to neglected issues, communities and individuals. Tamara Gubernat is a filmmaker, activist and artist born in Brooklyn, NY. Through her work, Tamara engages and documents the constantly evolving urban social and physical landscape.