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Wednesday, October 18

7:00-9:00 pm

Cable Car Cinema and Café

204 South Main Street (click for map)

On-Street Parking

Click here to register for Wednesday's programming


Sites and Stories of Urban Displacement and its Aftermath—Film Screenings and Q&A

Some Kind of Funny Porto Rican?”:  A Cape Verdean American Story (2006)

This film documents the 1970s-era Fox Point Cape Verdean displacement. Written and directed by Claire Andrade-Watkins, former resident of Fox Point, Emerson College Professor, and director of the Fox Point Cape Verdean Project. She is also Visiting Scholar with the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice and a Distinguished Community Practitioner and Senior Fellow with Swearer Center for Public Service, both at Brown University.

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SPIA Media Productions, Inc.

The Rebirth of the Nation: The Story of Urban Renewal (1963)

This 16mm restored film is courtesy of SPIA Media Productions, Inc. Filmed in small and medium sized cities, this movie is designed to explain the urban renewal process, from the Workable Program for Community Improvement through project execution, to city councils, service clubs, people who live in residential urban renewal areas and other interested groups. Explanation is in non-technical terms with scenes from actual residential urban renewal areas showing before and after pictures of housing conditions and public facilities. Produced by City Planning Associates, Inc.

Informal Q&A to follow with Claire Andrade-Watkins.

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Access online documentaries focusing on Providence's Fox Point Cape Verdean Community through Kanopy, a streaming video service making quality educational content available to public libraries and educational institutions. Kanopy is providing free access to Providence Public Library patrons (must have a PPL library card) for one year to the SPIA Media Productions, Inc., online collection that focuses on the history of Providence's Fox Point Cape Verdean community.