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Boom: The Sound of Eviction ... Returns

Friday, June 11, 2004
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Event Type:
Jeff & Colleen
Location Details:
A.T.A. - Artists' Television Access
992 Valencia (at 21st)

BOOM: The Sound of Eviction

Returns to the Bay Area for a Special Benefit Event

Proceeds go to the Eviction Defense Collaborative

Friday, June 11th, 8pm
at the ATA, 992 Valencia St. (x21st), S.F. CA

This special night will be a benefit for the Eviction Defense Collaborative. Speakers from the EDC will be on hand as well as one of the contributors to Boom. Learn what is currently going on in the struggle for affordable housing and enjoy this historic and timeless feature-length work by local producers.

Boom the Sound of Eviction:
Enthralled by dreams of instant wealth during the dot-com boom, the world largely ignored the resulting housing crisis that plagued San Francisco - "Mecca of the New Economy." Now the bubble has popped, but the high-tech industry has changed the city's landscape forever.

Boom explores the relationships between the dot-com boom (and bust) and community displacement and gentrification in the San Francisco Bay Area, particularly in the largely working class and Latino Mission District.

By turns humorous and scathing, Boom delves into the ironies and contradictions of the "New Economy" and delivers a potent social critique that is ambitious in its scope while remaining close to the human scale. The viewer moves easily between dot-com party crashing at one end of the economic spectrum and painful moments with evicted families at the other. Boom features interviews with dot-com workers, real estate developers, and San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, as well as those who challenged the new economic order through community organizing, electoral politics, and direct action.

In addition to doggedly pursuing the daily drama of San Francisco gentrification and resistance, the filmmakers have amassed an enormous amount of material from which to fashion their motion picture. Boom's eclectic pallet of imagery includes 60's-era tourist movies, educational films of the 1950's, and the filmmakers' own original footage, documenting an era that has come and gone. Dramatic footage of communities in conflict brings you out into the streets while experts and community members themselves offer analysis of the social and historic forces that have shaped the current political landscape.

Boom's dynamic soundtrack features music by popular artists such as Antibalas, Aztlan Underground, ColdCut, Fugazi, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Mushroom and Tortoise, as well as original sound design by Alex Theory.

For more information about
Boom:The Sound of Eviction
please visit:

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The Eviction Defense Collaborative:

The Eviction Defense Collaborative ("EDC"), is a non-profit, legal clinic and community resource for tenants who are facing possible eviction. The EDC helps those facing eviction by making funds available to them and by providing free advice. The EDC is located in the heart of San Francisco's Mission District. The EDC also provides legal services to tenants who are in eviction proceedings and is often the only resource available to clients who lack the financial ability to retain an attorney.

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Contact Jeff (of Whispered Media) at:
(415) 789-8484
or by email:

or Contact Colleen from the EDC at:
(415) 789-8484
or by email:

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Admission is sliding scale - from $5.00 to whatever you can afford to donate to the ongoing and critical work that the Eviction Defense Collaborative is doing.

There is also a press kit for BOOM online at:

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