In this music video, Spec Boogie pays tribute to his hometown, Bed Stuy: one of Brooklyn's most culturally diverse neighborhoods in the midst of rapid gentrification.

Shot, directed and edited by Ali Santana, this film captures the people, historical relics and businesses that may soon be gone due to economic displacement. Ali's use of community portraits, rhythmic editing and motion graphics, showcase the colorful and vibrant neighborhood that he'd like to remember, while vintage photos offer a touching glimpse into the neighborhood's past.

Directed by Ali Santana. ©2010

Photos by Robert Cave Sr.

Track produced by Von Pea of Tanya Morgan.

Featured in:
The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts
'Gentrification of Brooklyn' exhibit.
MoCADA.org

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