Interview about Between Neighborhoods

CUNY TV's Short Docs Digital Series

Sequences from Between Neighborhoods

CUNY TV's Short Docs Digital Series

Founders Choice Award for Documentary

Queens World Film Festival

Between Neighborhoods Symposium • CUNY Graduate Center Amy Chazkel, Laura Wexler, Seth Fein, Pete L'Official, Mary Louise Pratt, and Freddy Castiblanco, left to right, discuss the project's first iteration as an installation.

BETWEEN NEIGHBORHOODS (81mins, 2018) contemplates the interborough and international present and past of Queens at once. Working in split screen, the documentary diptych moves between archival and original footage to see the histories that orbit the Unisphere, between the era of Robert Moses, who built the giant stainless-steel globe at the last New York World's Fair and that of Donald Trump, whose attempt to wall off the United States from the world mirrors the walling off of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park from those who have arrived from around the world to globalize Queens.  Between Neighborhoods has exhibited transatlantically, as a film and as an installation, in festivals and universities, where it has been the subject of symposiums. It won the Founders Choice Award for Documentary at the Queens World Film Festival Betweeen Neighborhoods streams for either individual or institutional (e.g., classroom) rental. You can also purchase a Blu-Ray or book a screening + Q&A.