Mobile Arts Platform (MAP) and the Great Wall of Oakland present a series of films that approach and critique the changing landscapes of Oakland – focusing on subjects such as gentrification, historical documentation and preservation, and the vibrancy and beauty of our city. Mobile Arts Platform will also facilitate a conversation between The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, Prelinger Archives, and Shayyan Ahmad + Santana Bellas of “The Gentrification of Oakland.”
2044 International Blvd (Ariel Appel, 2016) | One in a series of videos produced by the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, documenting stories of organizing and resistance to gentrification and displacement in the East Bay, this video documents a group of tenants living in an apartment building in the San Antonio district of East Oakland organizing themselves to fight against the persistent threats of eviction from their changing landlords. 8.5 mins.
The 54 (Richard Koci Hernandez, 2009) | 54 days, 54 images of a daily commute on the 54 bus in Oakland. 3.5 mins.
History in These Streets (BAVC, 2012) | BAVC students present a short documentary about the Black Panther Legacy tours of West Oakland and the sites of historical significance that the City of Oakland has chosen to ignore. Directed by Nick Liem, Brian Birchett, and Patrick Manning and made in collaboration with the Huey P. Newton Foundation. 7 mins.
Lost Landscapes of Oakland | the Prelinger Archives presents selections from their collection on the lost landscapes of Oakland, introducing rediscovered and rarely seen film clips of Oakland documented throughout the twentieth century.
This program is generously supported by the Wattis Foundation!