Not For Sale| 1hr : 05mins
Director: Yael Bitton | Producer: Yael Bitton
Focus Years: 2003 | Country: France
From the bulldozing of the public garden Esperanza to the completion of the luxury condos built in its place, "Not For Sale" chronicles life on East Seventh Street in New York City and the transformations that have taken place in the lives of its inhabitants. The old-timers on the block, going about their daily lives amid gentrification, share their memories of what used to be an immigrant lower-class neighborhood. All around, new residential buildings - catering to young, white, professional singles - go up, eating away the remaining open space and changing the character of this older and mostly Puerto Rican community.