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Welcome to the News section! Here you can find out about all sorts of news related to Land of Opportunity, the people and issues presented in the film, and upcoming events.


  • November 16, 2010

    Happening Tonight in San Francisco!

    The San Francisco Community Land Trust will be holding a similar SNEAK PREVIEW Happening event, on Tuesday November 16th at Modern Times Books! The film will begin at 7pm.

    (There won’t be anyone from the Land of Opp team, but we will be there in spirit!)

    Modern Times Books
    888 Valencia St
    San Francisco, CA 94110

    From the Modern Times Site:

    “Come join us to view this important film and discuss how we at SFCLT are working to fight the gentrification and displacement of our own city of San Francisco through the Community Land Trust and Cooperative Housing model.” This event is free and open to the public. Thanks for your support! Please feel free to forward this on and invite any friends or colleagues in the area.

    For more information:

    Tags: HappeningsOakland

  • September 04, 2010

    Happening Here: Land of Opportunity Sneak Peek in Oakland

    SNEAK PREVIEW in Oakland: The East Side Arts Alliance! Friday, September 10th. Doors at 5:30, Film at 6. Discussion to follow.

    This event is free and open to the public, but we will be collecting donations to cover the cost of the space and fundraising for Right to the City affiliate groups in New Orleans. Please join us for an evening of film and discussion about home, community, immigration, and displacement and the future of our cities from New Orleans to Oakland. For more information about the event, see the attached flyer. We hope to see you there!


    Causa Justa :: Just Cause


    National Radio Project/Making Contact

    Tags: HappeningsOakland

  • August 30, 2010

    Land Of Opportunity Sneak Peek with "Housing is a Human Right" at the Brecht Forum in NYC

    Sneak Peek event with Housing is a Human Right: August 31st, 7:30pm, the Brecht Forum (451 West Street, Manhattan).

    Land of Opportunity is proud to partner with Housing is a Human Right and NESRI to present an evening of testimony and film from New Orleans and New York that explores the meaning of home and community in an age of displacement and migration.

    What happens in New Orleans doesn’t stay there. Our tagline, “Happening to a city near you…”, is meant to convey that New Orleans is a starting point for a national conversation on the future of urban America. Our work also provides viewers an opportunity to redefine “disaster recovery”. From New York to Detroit to New Orleans, cities are experiencing disasters every day, whether they’re defined as economic, natural or man-made.

    Housing is a Human Right is an ongoing multi-platform documentary portrait of the struggle for Home. Just like with Housing is a Human Right, our goal is for people to actively become a part of something they weren’t before, and to engage in their communities in new and different ways.

    Tags: HappeningsNew York City

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    August 09, 2010

    Happening Here: Land of Opportunity Sneak Peek!

    Save the Date!!

    Happening Here: An Evening of Film, Theater, Poetry, and Food

    Featuring Poet Sunni Patterson, The New Orleans Day Labor Theater of Revolution,

    and a SNEAK PEEK of the documentary film Land of Opportunity!


    Doors at 5, Program at 6!

    This event is organized in partnership with JoLu Productions, New Orleans Video Access Center, PATOIS: The New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival, The Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center, and Survivors Village.

    Land of Opportunity is a multi-platform documentary project that follows people from different walks of life through the last four and a half years of the reconstruction of this city. During this time, footage and short pieces have been used as tools for organizing and education and even featured in art exhibits in New Orleans and across the country. After years of filming, we and our partners want to share this work with our friends and family: the entire New Orleans community! Please join us as we present this evening of performances and film designed to inspire, educate, and galvanize.

    Tags: HappeningsNew Orleans