Film on gentrification to be shown at Fordham University

El Barrio
El Barrio

Fordham University will screen “El Barrio Tours (Gentrification in East Harlem),” a documentary about gentrification and blurring of the line between East Harlem (often called ‘El Barrio’) and the Upper East Side, on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 7:30 p.m. at its Lincoln Center campus. Room location and RSVP here.

The guest speaker will be Mark Naison, Ph.D., professor of history and African American history at Fordham.

The film is the brainchild of East Harlem’s Andrew J. Padilla, who is a Fordham alumnus (2011). Though his roots in “El Barrio” go back to when his grandfather first moved to East Harlem 60 years ago, the filmmaker says it’s getting increasingly difficult to live there due the higher cost of living gentrification brings with it.

Read more about the film and Padilla via DNAInfo.

See a trailer for the documentary below:

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