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Battle of Brooklyn chronicles a six year community fight against a massive real estate development that uses eminent domain to take people's homes. Read more

New York, NY Documentary
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Battle of Brooklyn chronicles a six year community fight against a massive real estate development that uses eminent domain to take people's homes.

New York, NY Documentary
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The other day our friend Ras stopped by while we were editing. He sat down and played us a song that he'd been working on called "Welcome to Brooklyn". After a verse I whipped out my camera and shot this little video. We all thought the same thing. The song would be great for the end of the film. I was picturing him singing it live by himself on Pacific Street. He had a slightly different vision. A few hours late he stopped by with a full band and they wanted to record it RIGHT THEN. Since I don't have a studio myself I've put out the call through facebook etc and I haven't gotten an offer just yet. So if you have a studio and want to help out... give us a shout.

In other news, the film continues to take shape. We have been having very small (two or three viewer) weekly screenings which are helping us understand how the film is working (and how it's not working). We are finally focused on the final section of the film and hope to have a full rough cut within weeks.

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    1. Creator Rumur on April 20, 2010

      sorry
      there seems to be a problem with the video upload- it's not showing up. It is however, a very good song.

    2. Creator Thomas Barlow on April 20, 2010

      If you want, call Dan Burt at JWT and tell him I sent you. 212-210-7000.