Documenting the Housing Crisis, with Sara Terry

Virtual event


November 29, 2022
12:00–13:15PM EST


How can you tell the story of a social issue like the affordable housing crisis in the U.S.? What does this story reveal about wealth and inequality in America? And when many of society’s problems are often only represented by data, reports, and statistics, what does it take to make a compelling documentary?

In this event, Sara Terry will present her film “A Decent Home,” and discuss how and why she spent six and a half years on this project which addresses issues of class and economic inequality through the lives of mobile home park residents who can’t afford housing anywhere else.

This event was recorded and the video can be watched here

Sara Terry

, Los Angeles
Sara Terry is an award-winning documentary photographer and filmmaker known for her work covering post-conflict stories, and a 2012 Guggenheim Fellow for her long-term project, “Forgiveness and Conflict: Lessons from Africa.” Her first long-term post-conflict work, “Aftermath: Bosnia’s Long Road to Peace,” led her to found The Aftermath Project in 2003 on the premise that “War is Only Half the Story.”
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