image: still from Occupy the Farm
Dr. Malo Hutson, UC Berkeley Professor and Author of the book “The Urban Struggle for Economic, Environmental and Social Justice” will be the keynote speaker on the subject of Why Create Just Cities at the San Francisco Urban Film Fest.
Did you know there is a film festival dedicated to urban planning in San Francisco? In it's 3rd year, the SF Urban Film Fest will be November 14-20, 2016. This year, the theme is “Creating Just Cities” to focus our attention on how urban planning can create equity and opportunity.
Our social justice theme got the attention of HBO who granted us the rights to screen the 6-part mini-series “Show Me A Hero.” David Simon created the series and it stars Oscar Isaacs as the young Mayor of Yonkers who won the fight to desegregate public housing but lost a fight against personal demons. In between episodes, our line-up is chock full of panel discussions and short films to highlight the issues of race and housing reflected in both the mini-series and the reality of America’s growing inequality.