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Preview Upcoming Atlanta, GA-Set Gentrification Doc ‘The Atlanta Way’

Preview Upcoming Atlanta, GA-Set Gentrification Doc 'The Atlanta Way'

One of the few folks who responded to my social media call for feature projects in development that we haven’t already profiled. 

It’s a feature doc titled The Atlanta Way, directed by King Williams and Ajay Reeves, which focuses on the last days of public housing in Atlanta, Georgia during 2008-2010.

The official longer synopsis reads:

In Atlanta, money is power and power makes decisions. From 1994 until 2010, Atlanta has seen thousands of its African-American residents seemingly disappear period. The demographics of the city becoming whiter at a faster pace than any other city in the nation. The city’s budget surplus turned into a serious deficit in just eight years. How does this happen and no one says a word? Are these factors intertwined? The answers to these questions are revealed in The Atlanta Way.

Jelani Cobb, HermanSkipMason, Ceasar Mitchell, Mary Norwood, Dierdre Oakley, and Kasim Reed are all featured in the doc, which the filmmakers say they expect to release next February.

I’m definitely curious about this one, given the topic it tackles and above synopsis, so it’s on my watch list.

The film has a presence on all major social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, so you can follow its progress at either spot.

In the meantime, check out its trailer below:

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