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Your chance to contribute to a housing documentary, if you haven’t got enough info yet

April 19th, 2016 · No Comments

This arrived in an email and I’m passing it on as a PSA

Vancouver, B.C. – The housing crisis leads the headlines, but there’s more to the story than foreign investment from mainland China entering the real estate market. A new independent film series called Crisis in the Greenest City is set to go deeper into the story, engaging communities facing evictions, displacement and destabilization.

Eliot Galan, founder of Collectivista Media, states, “While we recognize that foreign wealth migration has rippling effects in the housing market, we assert that there are bigger factors causing the affordability crisis: a deregulated housing market, disparity between rising rents and stagnant incomes, and gentrification of lower and middle-income neighbourhoods, to name a few. Given that the media has focused almost exclusively on foreign wealth and speculation, our goal is to fill the gap in the story, and shed light on what’s really happening on the frontlines of the housing crisis.”

Collectivista is asking for community members to vote on Storyhive so this film series can become a reality. People can vote at once a day until April 24. If successful, the film series will be produced and distributed publicly this summer.

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