The Building of a Community

With its long and continuing history as a haven for immigrants, artists, musicians, poets, and political activists, the Lower East Side has been a cultural incubator since its earliest days. Ideas, movements, trends and customs that derive from either old or new world cultures, or both, emerged and radiated from here.

During the summer of 2012, Colectivo Piloto joined Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS) to produce a documentary about the activist history of the Lower East Side.

In “The Building of a Community” activists, artists, historians and political representatives describe the neighborhood, the squats, the community gardens and explain the struggle to save them.

To service the mission of MoRUS, this documentary aims to broadcast the historical memory of the activist movements of the Lower East Side.

Idea - Direction
Pablo Herrera

Interviews
Isabelle García

Shot and Edited
Pablo Herrera

Script
Pablo Herrera

Archive footage
Time’s Up
Jerry The Paddeler

Producers
Colectivo piloto
MoRUS Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space

Special thanks

Bill Di Paola and Laurie Mittelmann
Museum of Reclaimed Urban Espace
Barbara Ross
Benjamin Shepard
Bill Cashman
Bill Weinberg
Brooke Demos
Chris Flash
Claire Costello
Colin Moynihan
Fly Or
Jerry The Paddler
JK (Lilith Canepa)
Keegan
Meredith Doby
Roderick Romero
Rolando Politi
Sur Rodney
Susan Greenfield
Wendy Brawer

C-Squat
ABC No Rio

Greenmap System
596 Acres
Time`s Up

El Jardín del Paraíso Community Garden
El Sol Brillante Community Garden
Green Oasis Community Garden
La Plaza Cultural Community Garden
Le Pettit Versailles Community Garden
6B Community Garden

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The Building of a Community

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With its long and continuing history as a haven for immigrants, artists, musicians, poets, and political activists, the Lower East Side has been a cultural incubator since its earliest days. Ideas, movements, trends and customs that derive from either…


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With its long and continuing history as a haven for immigrants, artists, musicians, poets, and political activists, the Lower East Side has been a cultural incubator since its earliest days. Ideas, movements, trends and customs that derive from either old or new world cultures, or both, emerged and radiated from here.

During the summer of 2012, Colectivo Piloto joined Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS) to produce a documentary about the activist history of the Lower East Side.

In “The Building of a Community” activists, artists, historians and political representatives describe the neighborhood, the squats, the community gardens and explain the struggle to save them.
To service the mission of MoRUS, this documentary aims to broadcast the historical memory of the activist movements of the Lower East Side.

cpiloto.org/projects/culture/the-building-of-a-community/

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