Emergent City
World Premiere

Emergent City

Spotlight Documentary
Feature | United States | 99 MINUTES | Chinese, English, Spanish | English subtitles
New York, Documentary, Environmental, Politics

When a string of connected industrial buildings become available in Brooklyn, a group of global developers jump at the opportunity to buy it up with big ideas for the future. Nestled against the waterfront in Sunset Park, plans are set in motion — but the beating heart of the community rests with its working class, primarily immigrant residents, many of whom could be displaced once the development changes the entire space, while others see promise in the future of a developed Industry City. And so mediation begins between residents, city officials and master planners in an effort to find a workable solution for all involved.

Co-directed by Sunset Park community members Kelly Anderson and Jay Arthur Sterrenberg, this fierce story chronicles the efforts by community leaders to save the soul of their home, juxtaposed against the desires of ambitious figures. At a time when a housing crisis looms over many metro cities in the U.S., champions for a better path forward light the way as the fate of their city and contemporary urban development hangs in the balance.––Casey Baron


Cast & Credits
Directed by
Kelly Anderson and Jay Arthur Sterrenberg
Director
Kelly Anderson, Jay Arthur Sterrenberg
Producer
Kelly Anderson, Brenda Avila-Hanna
Cinematographer
Sean Hanley, Alex Ramirez Mallis, Jay Arthur Sterrenberg, Viola Wan
Composer
Gisela Fullà Silvestre
Editor
Jay Arthur Sterrenberg
Executive Producer
Steve Maing, Carrie Lozano
Sound Design
Gisela Fullà Silvestre
Supervising Producer
Michael Kinomoto
Colorist
Natacha Ikoli

Contacts
Press Contact
Sylvia Savadjian
Independent
New York, NY 10075
Phone: 5166063091
sylvia.savadjian@gmail.com
Print Source
Brenda Avila-Hanna
Emergent City LLC
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
brendis0909@gmail.com
US Sales Contact
Brenda Avila-Hanna
Emergent City LLC
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
brendis0909@gmail.com
International Sales Contact
Brenda Avila-Hanna
Emergent City LLC
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
brendis0909@gmail.com
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