Forum for an alternative Belfast

’My Brooklyn’ Screening

’My Brooklyn’ Screening

Venue: BFF Bean Bag Cinema

Date & Time: 21 April, 15.00pm

Tickets: £5.00 (Book now)


A Discussion organised by Forum For Alternative Belfast will follow the screening. The discussion will touch on gentrification in Belfast.

As part of Belfast Film Festival


A documentary which reframes the gentrification debate to expose the corporate actors and government agents behind neighbourhood change.

My Brooklyn documents the dramatic transformation of Downtown Brooklyn and the Fulton Street Mall, where government policies and corporate development joined forces to displace small businesses and longtime neighborhood residents. Filmed over the course of several years, the film explores the forces reshaping the Fulton Mall – one of the most popular and successful shopping destinations in New York City – and near– by neighborhoods like Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, and Bed–Stuy. The documentary also follows the filmmaker’s personal journey, as a Brooklyn gentrifier, to understand the forces reshaping her neighborhood along lines of race and class.

“A thoughtful inquiry into the complex issues of neighborhood gentrification ..