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A group of 13 youth from around New York City set out to explore gentrification and its effects on residents, businesses, and the culture of Bushwick, Brooklyn. First-time filmmakers tell the story of Josefina and her family, who lived in Bushwick but were forced to sell their building and bodega and move to East New York, because of rising costs. To help tell the story, Youth Producers talk to a range of experts and community members to find the history of Bushwick and the context of urban change in New York City.

The Ones Who Bought Bushwick

  • Film Info

    Year: 2019  

    Run time: 22:30

  • Film Festivals

    • Represent Film Festival, Los Angeles, 2019
    • BHERC Youth Diversity Film Festival, Los Angeles, January 2021 
    • Bushwick Film Festival, October 2021



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