From Slavery to Freedom Film Series Presents "East of Liberty: The Fear of Us"
Join the African American Program for a free virtual screening of “East of Liberty: The Fear of Us.”
Presented as part of the From Slavery to Freedom Film Series, the film by Hyper Boy Media director Chris Ivey examines the gentrification issues of resident displacement in the East Liberty community of Pittsburgh.
The film serves as a historical record that captures the essence of community change and exposes taboos in frank conversation—from displacement to neighborhood violence—which most redevelopment efforts ignore.
This unique documentary explores issues of race and class and addresses resident’s fears about gentrification.
Chris Ivey, Hyper Boy Media director and award-winning documentary filmmaker, will join the broadcast following the screening to discuss the film.
The From Slavery to Freedom Film Series is presented by the History Center’s African American Program and is supported by Highmark and Allegheny Health Network.
The virtual screening is free with advance registration.