The Atlanta Way (2015)
1h 20min · Documentary · 16 January 2015
The Atlanta Way is a documentary film chronicling the last years of public housing in Atlanta, Georgia from 2008-2010. It deals with the current gentrification of Atlanta, specifically, the razing of nearly every public housing project in Atlanta, and the destiny of the former residents of those projects. Set during the last days of public housing in Atlanta and the global financial crash of 2008, the film showcases the tensions regarding the last phase of demolition of all of the public housing in Atlanta. The resulting effort of a nearly 20-year project of theAtlanta Housing Authority based in part to the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta and the resulting gentrification from both sides of the gentrification issue: those being gentrified and those who are gentrifying.
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