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Paul Schneider
Producer: Third World Newsreel
1979
BW
25 minutes
US
English
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People's Firehouse #1

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"We're making our point to the whole United States: you can fight the system; and win!" The Polish Americans of Northside, Brooklyn realized their community was under attack by the city bureaucracy: schools, hospitals, and other services has been closed or cut back and the neighborhood had began to decay. The closing of the local firehouse was the last straw. They occupied the firehouse and began a campaign to win back fire protection and revitalize their neighborhood.

Reviews
"...can be a tremendous inspiration to other communities trying to regain control of their destiny."
- Joe Floss, THE GUARDIAN


Awards
  • American Film Festival, Blue Ribbon


  • Screenings
  • Wohnungsfrage Exhibit, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 2015
  • If You Lived Hereā€¦ Exhibit, Dia Art Foundation, 1989
  • If You Lived Here Still Exhibit, The New Foundation, Seattle, 2016

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