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Winner: Best Direction in a Documentary Series – Derreck Roemer, Neil Graham
When aggressive developers buy a flophouse hotel to turn it into an artscentric hot spot, long-time staff and residents begin a five-year struggle to survive. This intimate portrait of the effects of urban renewal upon the poor, reveals the unintentional roles we often play in the process of gentrification.
Documentary 58/65 minutes
Written, produced, directed and filmed by Derreck Roemer and Neil Graham
First Broadcast: May 2007
Broadcasters: TVO, Bravo! Canada, YES Israel
— Now Magazine
— Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star